I'm always telling myself a story -- always living slightly outside of the place I stand. Sometimes, I stop and I write them down and someone else can live out that story as well. In real life, I'll never be young and in love again -- but story can let me live a thousand loves. In real life, my battles are small and homely -- but in story, I can save a town or a world.
Without story, I cannot imagine the weight of a single life lived only moment by moment. Story gives me wings. I'll always be grateful for what story has done for me. And that's why making stories is what I choose to do. Whether I do it well or poorly, my stories offer yet another life for the reader -- another breath to the immortality that is the life of a reader. I'm pretty chuffed about that.