“I write to give the voices in my head something to do.”
Anyone can sympathize with this sentiment… No matter if you are a writer, painter, sculptor, small business owner, CEO, baker, etc…you fill in the blank… You know this feeling!
When I am writing a story it literally takes over my life — my thoughts are completely consumed and the voices of the characters will not be silenced until I have properly written them down and gotten them out of my head.
I haven’t felt totally crazy yet, but, with all good things, just give it time.
I write because to not write is a feeling more painful than death. Not writing means I lose the means of expressing myself in an intimate way, yet a satisfyingly safe way. I write mainly fiction and therefore the scenarios and characters are greatly exaggerated, BUT it does have roots in my life, it has meaning — otherwise it would not have made the cut onto the written page.
Don’t squelch the voices — let them sing.