Feel The Love

I LOVE today's Road Trip Wednesday question...

It's (the day before) Valentine's Day! Let's jumpstart the lovefest by blogging about what you love most about writing (and/or reading)!

I love losing myself in another world, especially a world of my own creation.

I love creating characters that stick with me, that I hear in my head, that speak to me, that fight with me when I want them to do something but they just refuse to do it, that surprise me, and that I fall for or just hate so much that it can't help but reflect in my writing. (Now I totally sound like a crazy person.)

I love the excitement and the sense of accomplishment that comes when I've finished a chapter, a scene, a manuscript, a revision.

I love hearing feedback, both positive and negative, from beta readers who are infinitely smarter than I am.

I love laughing at something I wrote but completely forgot about.

I love looking back and seeing how far I've come. How crappy that 1st draft of that 1st manuscript was and how much I've learned since.

I love knowing that I'll just keep learning and getting better the more I keep at it.

Most of all, I love how writing makes me feel. How happy I am when I'm doing it.

To writing: you complete me. Haha, I couldn't help myself.