There are some things I can’t write about in my life. So instead of talking about my life, I am going to put my energy, my feelings of being lost and my various emotions that I can’t talk about here into a novel.
I came to this decision in therapy today. I’ve been thinking and talking about mental health so much that I forgot first and foremost that I am a writer.
What I want to do is tell stories. I am going to pour my guts and soul into this novel.
That’s the wonderful thing about writing fiction: freedom. I can say whatever I want because these are my characters and they are real to me. They are like actors in a play or better yet puppets that I can tell what to say.
Writing is freeing.
I want to be free.
I have been trapped inside myself.
Finally my voice will be heard.
I am excited to start.
Bertha is back!
Good for you, Sarah! I believe that fiction often tells greater truths than non-fiction. Besides, you need not worry about boundaries and privacy because it is fiction!