Found this great post at a friend's blog about finding a writers' group to support you.
"...people who understand what it was like to live with characters nagging you night and day, taking stories in their own direction or secondary characters demanding stories of their own.
In my opinion, this really describes what it's like to be a writer. Many times I feel like I'm out there floundering, not sure of myself, or what I'm doing.
As Laurel says, characters nag me. They don't like what I'm writing; they have their own ideas of what 'their' part in the story should be. They take the story in a different direction than I had planned on going. They drive me mad.
But it's way too much fun to not write. It's way too exciting to be waiting for the next part. It's way too exciting to meet new characters and have them become friends.
Oh dear. Only another write would know I'm not insane. Truly I'm not insane.
Life is bizarre.