It is actually my way of letting down from stress. It always has been. I started a journal when I was thirteen right after my grandmother died. It was the only place I felt like I could reveal my feelings. After it was almost found, I feaked out! So I began fictionalizing what I wrote that way no one would realize it was about me. That actually was much more fun as my characters took on a life of their own. I can daydream about what my character would do, and that will keep me writing for days! Also when something turbulent happens the emotions always find a place in my writing along with a sometimes fictionalized account too.