Hey all! Before I start, just want to wish everyone who celebrates a blessed Easter and Pesach.
So far, in my writing about Things Writers Should Know About Writing, I’ve been pretty doom and gloom about it all.
Far be it from me to seem like a one-trick pony.
No. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite things about writing.
At the start, everything is strange and new, but as we go on, the project we work on starts to feel a lot like a home away from home.
Okay. So… maybe you’re writing a horror featuring a serial killer that’s out to destroy your beloved home. In that case, I wish you all the best. I also hope that you’ve got a working arrangement with said serial killer so you two actually get along in some regard.
Otherwise your happy place might not be all that happy.
For me, though, there’s this one world I’ve created for my first ever published book. Every time I return to it, it really feels a lot like going home. Needless to say, I think it’s a WONDERFUL thing that this book was the first in a series.
I just really like that particular place in my head. It’s just so comfy. That’s not to say that everything is perfect in that world. No no. That would make things boring, but I love the place and its people. Warts and all.
And I think that this is (or at least should be) completely normal.
Do you also have a go-to happy place in your writing worlds? Or is it always the one in your current Work in Progress?