Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Does Real Life Choke Your Writing Life?

It's almost funny how I'm struggling with writing at the moment. I have so much else going on that I feel torn to be more in the reality of life than in the fantasies I create on the page. I can't imagine my life without writing, yet it's my writing that is suffering. I wonder if it's because I want more in my real life that my characters aren't feeling the love.  

Don't get me wrong, I love the day job and my coworkers. It's a matter of what I am needing and not getting anymore.

I love projects. I love to be challenged mentally to create something from a singular idea. The problem is that in real life I'm nearly stagnate.

Writing has always been my refuge, as reading is my relaxation time. I sometimes even reread my own stories again, and still love the characters. I remember how it was to write a certain scene and I'll smile. There is nothing like words flowing together perfectly on the page to make you fall in love with writing. The characters, their flaws and struggles are all a part of the story of their lives. They are an escape. Their adventures are exciting as I cheer them on to a happily ever after.

I suppose I have to accept that the realities of real life will always be, but if not for those realities I wouldn't have the great escape of writing. One is not independent of the other, but rather facets of the same sparkling gemstone.

My writing is not limited to fantasy, paranormal, erotica or otherwise. I am a writer. I create moments, weaving together words to build a portrait. Whether that image depicts my own life accomplishments, a fictional story, or just a shared thought, it's words that bring it to life.

Happy reading. I'm off to write.


Mary Corrales is a multi-published author of erotic romance stories in genres including paranormal, contemporary suspense, fantasy, and dystopian. She's constantly on Twitter, so give her a shoutout and follow.