Which is exactly what I would say if there ever existed a meeting for writers who are absolutely in love with their craft. Because, let's face it, writing is addictive. I started writing in 2007, but my love of fiction began the day I was born. My parents swear that I was born with a book in my hand. Books have always been a form of escapism for me. I never leave home without one. But since I've started writing, not just fiction but my freelance articles, I've come to the conclusion that I cannot get enough of it. I find myself daydreaming about writing when not doing it.
Mondays are the only time that I can fully devote an entire day to my writing, since my day job begins on Tuesday. During the week, I diligently work every night from 8:00-10:30 on my writing. Unfortunately I have to get up early to go to work at my dad's dental office, so I'm not always able to work later into the night like I would like to. Once I put the pen and paper away and turn out the lights, I find myself fighting the urge to turn the lights back on and hit the power button on my computer. I have to force myself to lie there and wait for sleep to take me.
I don't know if anyone feels the same way, but I find it hard to shut off my drive to write at a certain time at night. It's like a drug. Creativity feels good. You are in another world, you're interacting with these people that are so three dimensional to you, and sometimes it's hard to say goodbye. Maybe you had a bad day at work, and writing fiction is your escape out of reality. Well, sometimes I find it hard to shut everything off and leave my world of characters to go to sleep and face reality again in the morning. During the day I find myself wondering, "what is so and so doing?" I can't wait to get home and get my fix.