Question Wednesday: From the Heart

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is:

How do you feel when you’re writing?

I love this question because I’m not sure anyone has ever asked me that before. Writing is like… flying. I feel so completely and utterly free when I’m doing it. My brain is a pretty busy place. I’m always analyzing and arguing and measuring in my head and over this last year there have been some pretty painful personal struggles that have also crowded my mind. But I sit down at my desk and start to write and it all just fades away. I’m lost in my story, lost in my characters, lost in that world. My negative emotions bleed away, tangling in the emotions of my characters. It’s cathartic and cleansing and wonderful in every way. It’s the safest safe place for me, it’s the place where I can guarantee good will prevail and it’s just… amazing.

I’m so lucky to be able to do this, to be able to do it as my job and to be able to support my family this way. It’s wonderful.