Does being a writer make you feel sad sometimes? I love writing so much, but in order to pursue this career, sacrifices need to be made. You know, something like: "Hey, do you want to come hang out with us and get drunk tonight?" "Urm, nah, I think I'll pass this time. (because I have to write) Thanks for inviting me, though." Writing involves a lot of sitting in front of a computer. There are people who accuse writers of being anti-social, and that affects me. Sometimes when I think about it, I start feeling a bit down. I spend so much time in my life fantasizing about characters who don't really exist. Is that really okay to do? I used to have no troubles with this at all. It came up after I started working full-time. Maybe reality is kicking in? To those who are experienced with this, please feel free to share your opinions. Many thanks. Happy New Year!