It can be a blessing, or a curse, much like anything else. It can be life-changing, and it can ruin your life—okay, not really. I don’t think anyone’s life was ruined by writing. I got carried away.
I often get asked what writing is like, and where my ideas come from, by readers, and I often struggle to answer this question. Much like when a reader—you—picks up a book, a writer is also immersed in the world they create with a keyboard, a computer, and a very vivid imagination.
Writing, for me, in a necessity. When people ask me why I write, and where the ideas come from, my most common reply is: “From the voices in my head. They don’t shut up until I tell their story.”
I know that sounds borderline crazy, but honestly?