I am man enough to admit that I can’t go a day without writing SOMETHING!
I hate missing time to write in my journal and I hate missing out on writing something, especially for Cartoon Daily!
Writing for me is like an itch that’s being scratched. If I don’t, I’ll get sort of weird.
I find myself analyzing cartoons, anime, movies, books and other stuff if I don’t spend time writing my own stuff and working on my own creative pieces.
In other words, not writing drives me crazy!
And don’t get me started on my book. I’ve been working on this one particular book for 7 years and I’m JUST now working the characters into a place I’m comfortable with. The 7 years were years of imagining, notating and then non-productive goofing off. But this year, I got serious.
Midnight Sunday morning, I was in the zone! It was like this insatiable urge to focus on writing my book and I didn’t stop until about 2AM. I just couldn’t help it! I was having too much taking my 12 year old main character through the ups and downs of pre-teen life. I tapped away at my keyboard, chuckling to myself over the conversation between the main character and his best friend. They have no idea that while they are boys now they will be considered men in the end.
The recent events in my life have really been life confirming for me. I’m walking into a period of my life where I realize that writing is a big part of my calling, a calling that I, to be honest, ran away from it. But, to be honest, now that I’m going after it, I quite literally couldn’t stop if I wanted too.
So what keeps me from going nuts! I keep writing. The journal is always with me. I schedule and MAKE the time to write.
At the end of writing this, I can report that I’m 110% sane…that is, for now!