OK, so, I sometimes do this thing, where, when I get an idea, I first cast myself in the lead role under the name "Mia". Basically, this means that I can put myself into a certain situation but it's not really me. "Mia" changes each time I write. She can be confident and clever, or she can very sad and vulnerable. Eventually of course, I will give "Mia" a new name, a new home, and basically develop her into a completly fictional character with her own life. But by using "Mia" I manage to develop the emotions. I was just wondering does anyone else do that or is this really really weird and possibly an indication that I am slightly mad and need help?