It’s always interesting when I’m deep into a writing project. Especially when I’m working on two writing projects at a time.
Having to keep characters, scenes, plots and such straight. Moving from one character’s mind and point of view to another. And in this case, since one story is a historical and the other contemporary, having to move back and forth in time.
Being a writer, I have discovered, is like having multiple personalities. In this case, however, it’s not a disorder but what’s required in order to write fiction.
Though I daresay that writing, in some cases, could be considered a form of mental disease in that it sometimes leads to obsession-compulsive behavior, muttering to oneself and being fascinated by things that most people don’t even think about, much less pay any attention to.