Upon hearing this statement my husband replied. "You act like she is someone you just met. Like she is really real." My answer to that is this. She is real she is in my head. I my head I can see and hear all of my characters. They talk and say things and tell there stories. When I was writing said chapter I was going one way with it but my character said she wanted to do something else. Who am I to stop her I just the writer?
I then continued to explain that in order to be a writer you have to have a slight case of multiple personality disorder. I mean really your's can't be the only voice in your head. Yeah that wouldn't make for an best seller a book all about me. I just don't think I am that interesting. So I let my MPD shine through, and give my characters a voice. So if you have voices in you head that are clamoring to get out. You may be a writer (or you could just be crazy).