Watch Us Fall
It is far from easy, though.
The current manuscript I'm working on is leaving me emotionally drained in a way no other manuscript has done (and hopefully no other one will ever do). This one isn't like the cannibal manuscript, which I had fun writing. This one isn't fun. It's torture.
But I have to write it.
Writing for me isn't a choice. It's something I need to do, like breathing, eating or spying on young lovers in their cars. If I don't write for an extended period of time, or only write nonfiction, I get weird. Well, weirder. I get weirder. I know someday it will pay off. I've already accomplished a lot. My work has appeared in books, magazines, web sites on DVDs and in bands' promotional materials. I'm published in many different places and in many different countries. If I stop to think about it, it's actually kind of cool.
And I'm not sure I'd have it any other way.