The Writer’s Universe of Fantasy Worlds
Living in fantasy worlds isn’t as easy as the writers in the movies make it out to be. In the movies, I have noticed that most writers are recluses. I guess the same could be said for myself, but I like to think of myself as more socially-outgoing than the average writer, even if the reality of this situation is false.
Possible Solution: Stop Talking About You Novel
My husband has had it. He is tired of hearing about Girl-Who-Rises-Sun. He pretends, nods, and does all the things a polite husband is supposed to do, but the problem is that I am talking about a world that doesn’t exist. Most of us live in this world with very concrete perimeters. It becomes increasingly difficult for people in the real world to relate to you fictional world, and in many ways, they aren’t too interested.
I have decided that it’s probably best if I stop talking about what I am working on. If someone wants to read it, they will, and if the character or a certain situation is pertinent to something happening in life, I will discuss it. However, I can’t talk about it anymore.
Every time I tell someone what I am working on, I see the listless look in their eyes that seems to say, “Are you okay?”
It’s difficult to work on something when you have very few avenues to discuss it.
I guess I’ll focus all my novel talk into this blog now.
What about all of you? How do you cope with living in your fictitious world when the real world seems baffled by it?