Do you write your work to be read aloud? I don't. I guess, as a poet, I should? Or at least be conscious of the fact that some people will be reading it aloud or expect that it will sound good when read aloud or expect that it will sound good when I read it aloud?
I'm not a sound poet or a a slam poet, clearly.
Of course I pay attention to meter, assonance, consonance, rhythm, etc when I'm writing a poem. I mean, it's poetry. The sound of it is booming in my head when I'm writing. I can feel how many syllables a line needs or the way the last word of the poem should sound, should resonate.
But, still. I write my poems for people to read them on the page. A reading aloud (at a reading event or in class or elsewhere) isn't my overall goal, isn't even part of my goal. Should I be more conscious of it? I don't know.
How about fiction writers? I know it's somewhat different. Fiction is often read in the same contexts that poetry is, but I don't feel like anyone expects it to "sound good" or "flow" or "be musical" in the way that people sometimes expect that of poetry. Do y'all even think about that when you're writing? Is it an issue, a point of concern?