Writing might just be the loneliest hobby in the world.
I suppose that’s why creativity attracts introverts, but in my case, I’m likely to lose my mind if I spend too much time with the characters in my head.
That’s why I sit and write and wave at this kid:
After a while it gets old that she doesn’t wave back.
On days when I force myself to stay at the computer screen, the work gets done.
But I’m also discovering something I didn’t expect.
When I make time for me – which in my case means connecting with PEOPLE – the writing gets done 3x as fast. I’m not making that up. The creativity hits when I get home and it’s like the floodgate opens.
It’s all about balance, folks. You know yourself best. Do you need more time – or less time with those characters in your head?