I’m going to be straight with you. I’m happily married and the H and I have a half dozen kids. That said, I write for two reasons.
Number one, I get to finish it. Dishes are never finished. Laundry is never finished. Writing … well, it’s hard to stop editing sometimes, but eventually I get to call it finished.
Reason number two is that, although I LOVE my life, the worlds I create when I write offer an escape. I get to choose when and where. I can control the weather. I get to pick who lives and who dies (insert evil cackle here). And, frankly, my characters – unlike my kids – actually listen to me … um, sort of.
In a world that exists in beautiful, utter chaos 90% of the time, it’s nice to have your own little place of respite. Fiction is mine.
Email me any time at sarah (at) sarahballance (dot) com – I’d love to hear from you!