Writing is like breathing. I can’t think what else makes me feel better whenever I feel sad or have something difficult to deal with. When I’m being creative, I’m using alpha brain waves. I become calm and I feel safe. I can feel without someone else telling me I’m wrong or there’s obviously something wrong with me.
When I write, there is no one around to tell me I shouldn’t. There’s no one to stop me. There is no one to tell me the story idea is all wrong. It’s unrealistic. That’s not how people behave. Sometimes it’s better to go with something even if a naysayer says it’s wrong.
Editing is a separate process. That’s the time for criticism and realism. Not before.