Pink: What attracts you to writing in general? Why do you love it?
I’ve always loved to write. See this post for a small taste.
The whole process of creating is very heady. It’s a weird form of wish fulfillment and playing god. Here you have these characters, these situations, these worlds, that you’ve created and you’re literally putting words in their mouths. I often feel guilty if I leave my characters alone for awhile. (When’s she coming back? There’s so much tension here! I can’t stand it!) They take on a life of their own and suddenly I am not in control of the situation anymore. Sometimes, this works out. Sometimes, it doesn’t.
In my journals, I love to recount the day to day mundane, including my thoughts (which I can tell you is boring), gossip (because I have to gossip to someone, and ephemera (including ticket stubs, interesting advertisements, things that caught my eye, and doodles). It acts like my pensieve. [Side note #1: I wish there was such a thing as a pensieve. It would make my life a touch bit easier.]
When I first met my husband and told him that I had a journal he called it self-mastabatory. I suppose it is, but most of the time it’s the holder of the things that I can’t say, won’t say, or is too damn stupid to say. Very rarely is it actually self-mastabatory. Plus? Writing in general is therapeutic. No matter if I am writing a blog post, in my journal, a fiction piece or that very rare elusive creature – the non-fiction piece.