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AYOW: Does writing make you insane?

My fellow Oorteroonies,

Yesterday was a tough writing day for me. I was dealing with some heavy scenes and it was the end of a bad week (if you live in the Northeast of the U.S., I know you feel me on this one). When I get into writing I get so far up into my skull it often takes some monumental efforts to get back down. Kind of like getting trapped in a very cluttered, warren-like attic. Or my basement. Writing is itself a solitary act. So much time spent alone can make someone a little tense.

Thus, my question: Does writing make one insane? Discuss, and provide examples.