A Realist. A Fiction Writer.
Writing in this other world is challenging for me because I am forcing my imagination to go beyond the boundaries in which I live. Accepting a new world and believing it myself comes slowly but I am aware that if I don't buy into it, how can I expect others to believe it. I struggle with giving myself the permission to allow this other world not to fit neatly into the world in which I live. This makes writing work sometimes - it makes it a challenge.
But mostly it is freeing because there are no boundaries for my imagination. As a realist, I have forced myself to live within personal-made boundaries that limit me in a variety of ways. But they also give me a structure in which I feel comfortable. When I am writing, by myself and in my own space, I feel the safety without needing the structure. So my imagination is endless and I can create something entirely not real. It is like I breathe differently while I write than any other moment during my day.