A Passion for Stories
My passion is stories. Writing not so much.
Don't get me wrong, writing is the medium I've chosen, but I don't have an undying need to put words on a page. If I did I would have probably studied journalism, or been a part of my school newspaper. What I have is a steady loop of scenes, like in a movie trailer, playing out in my head. I have characters that just pop in there, and state that they exist. The worlds of fantasy that open their doors to me, at times, seem to be fully realized.
When I don't take the time to give these scenes, characters, and worlds a place to continue existing they eventually leave, and new ones replace them. The lost ones nag at me. What could you have been? Could you have been a great character for the ages like Conan, Drizzt Do'Urden, or Elric? Maybe a world beloved by scores of people like The Land, Krynn, or Xanth?
Without the creative process, in this case writing it down, those questions go unanswered.
Creating is hard. It takes work.
It takes dedication.
It takes Passion.