Writers hope for many things. Riches of course with bountiful book sales. And awards too, why not? Adaptations for screen and or television. Or a play in the West End or Broadway. Even a musical. The possibilities are endless for writers to dream about.
But above all, writers just want to be read. Even if the process of writing is enjoyable and an escapism, this is not enough. Not really. The writer needs to be read and hopes that their words will be enjoyed and resonate with a reader.