DamnLife said 7 years, 11 months ago:
I’m writing a story where all the events are fictional, but the characters are mostly real (or at least based on real people). It’s first-person, from the point of view of a character who, for all intents and purposes, is me. The character and I share opinions, emotions and experiences. Because the character’s experiences and emotions so closely mirror mine, it is really hard for me to write the story. Emotionally.
The memories and feelings are ones that i have been burring deep inside myself for years. Now that i’m surfacing them and reliving them, it hurts even more than the first time around.
I don’t think i can keep writing this story, but now that I’ve started it, i need to finish it. Not for the purpose of having it done, but for the purpose of writing it down.
Does anyone have any advice about how I can soften the blow of making these memories fresh?