We all begin writing for different reason. However, once we start we are compelled to continue. This is a good thing – on the whole. And yet . . .
The problem is the stories want out. They demand our concentration and expect nurturing. This tends to isolate us. Even when we’re with others, we are inside ourselves, cultivating our children.
We are torn between living in the real world or in our imaginary one. Should we take time from our writing to interact with friends and family, or live through our characters?
My hope is that if I breathe enough life into my characters and stories that others will live through them as well, because that will make the isolation worthwhile.