Being a fiction writer and immersing yourself in your own work (your own world) and experiencing complete sovereignty over your imagination is something everyone should try. It’s just that satisfying.
As I’ve created the world of Gaia and the creatures and characters who inhabit it in my sequence of novels, I’ve come to feel things I never thought I’d feel. When we read about other characters, we feel for them, but for me, that type of caring has been eclipsed by the love I have for my written children I gave conceptual birth to.
I am currently writing the second book in "A Saga of Souls," and I keep learning that while writing stories, one has their productive days but not all the time. There are times when I feel zen; things just come as the word count rises without me even thinking about the number of chapters, sprawling sentences, etc. However, there are other instances when I’m not quite sure how to pace myself or continue.
Undoubtedly though, the one constant has always been how passionate I am about the characters I’m writing and the story I want to see unfold on an epic, personal scale. I have put a lot of myself and others I know and love in these three-dimensional anthropomorphic heroes and villains, so it always gives me quite a rush to see them succeed or fail, love or hate, look within or aim outside.
It’s also weird to note that, as an author, I am the lone creator of everything this series of books has in store. It’s as if I’m a god who willed this universe into existence, and I alone get to decide what fates are in store for the world and its denizens.
And that’s a responsibility I don’t take lightly because writing stories I’ve always dreamed of telling is one of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever done. It might be a cathartic or relaxing type of experience for you too, and since it’s been so much fun and so much of a challenge for me, I conclude that anyone should give writing their own world and the stories within it a shot. You might surprise yourself.