The stereotype of writers being antisocial is often patently false although there are some who are true introverts. As for myself, the first time I wrote a novel I was not even alone in the room I wrote it in and I was glad that I was not. I like people and ever since becoming a mother 18 years ago now, have tended to be more extroverted. In truth, my true nature is right in the middle – so I’m retiring and shy for an extroverted and a people and party loving person compared to most introverts.
The past two days have been better, in terms of writing, than many I have had for a while. The good news is that I have both edited and written. the dark side, so to speak, is that my head is a bit in a la la land. I have given the main characters hard lives, frankly and so my relatively boring and tame real life is something of a relief by comparison. Even so, I love the characters and the story is a bit surprising.
I have been working with cross cultural interstellar mercenaries from radically different ideologies. I created, devised or discovered them many years before I knew that I would have to reformulate the beginning of their story while living in a foreign country many years later…Sometimes my real life has also been surprising.