On Writing as Therapy
Are you in therapy? I’m not, but I think I have something just as good.
In the last couple weeks– no, scratch that– the last couple months, my writing has been tremendous therapy for me. The keyboard and document let me spill out my thoughts onto them without judgment.
On the roughest days, writing in all its forms has brought me smiles and relief from being in the current situation I might find myself in.
The hour or so away I get in the world of any of my characters calms me down and helps me think more clearly about my own world and what is important. The offers of publication and the contracts are fun, but the therapy trumps even those rewards some days.
How about you? What is your escape or stress relief on those tough days or in those rough months?