Road Trip Wednesday is a blog carnival hosted by YA Highway where bloggers all talk about the same topic. This week’s topic is: It’s (the day before) Valentine’s Day! Let’s jumpstart the lovefest by blogging about what you love most about writing (and/or reading)!
When trying to come up with an answer for this one, my mind becomes filled with these great intangible feelings, nearly impossible to put down into words.
It’s like the mysterious “runner’s high” marathoners are always going on about. I haven’t felt that (EVER!) but I don’t doubt that it exists because writing can do the same thing. The compounded effect of getting lost in a world of your own creation is a powerful drug. A hallucinogen, an upper, and a downer all in one chemical-free dose.
There is nothing in the universe like conversing with characters who sprang from your head like Athena leaping from Zeus’s fully formed, wearing armor and ready to fight. These people whom you know as well as yourself, but can still surprise you when you throw them into the worst of circumstances.
I guess, in one word: creation.
To know that everything has been done before, but you can make something different. To know that you have complete control, but your creation can still somehow become something much more beautiful and terrifying than you ever planned.