In addition to my first person account writings, I like to write poetry. Should someone ask me to use an analogy to describe my writing process, I would answer that writing to me is like water skiing. In writing, as in water skiing, there is that tug that I feel when an idea tries to take hold. My schizophrenia causes words just to pop up, and sometimes I have to maneuver around them, not knowing what will make sense. All it takes is an idea to pull me up, and I hold onto it, letting the words flow.