Most people don't understand that being in the public eye is emotionally exhausting. It takes a lot out of you.
— Tabitha King
In literature, the ghost is almost always a metaphor for the weight of the past. I don't believe in them in the traditional sense.
Writing is always a restorative process. It's like paddling a kayak. When you're writing, you can't do anything else. You're in the space you're in. So, in that way, it's enormously centering and restorative.
Writing is only the frosting on my cake. I'm whole without it.
Places are extremely important when writing a long story because place shapes a character.