Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Insecure Writer's Support Group: The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword

Insecure Writer's Support Group is a blog hop hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh where totally insecure writers can get together and share the things that are making us go argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This month’s question is: What is your favourite aspect of being a writer?

There are many things that I enjoy about being a writer. I’d like to think that all the altruistic stuff like creativity and love of the craft is what’s more important but if I’m honest, my favourite aspect is the sense of control I have over the worlds I create.
        I’ve spoken often and quite flippantly about the fact that I suffer from OCD, but in reality, it’s not that fun to live with. My triggers often stem from the lack of control over any situation I’m faced with and the unfairness of the world at large.  
        If you know me at all you’ll know that I’m a huge superhero fan. Part of that has to do with the fact that the hero more often than not gets the bad guy in the end and justice prevails. This doesn’t happen in the real world and sometimes it makes me really angry. At times like these I turn to my writing to make sense of it all. I have complete control over everything that happens in my stories and though I often put my characters through hell, it’s a hell of my own making. So there you have it, a bit of a messed up answer but an honest one at least.