I have recently had the privilege of attending a screening of the documentary film Love Between the Covers, a film three years in the making. I'm not a big fan of documentaries, but I simply had to see this film and I highly recommend the film to anyone who writes fiction.
The film lovingly depicts the journeys of several romance fiction writers at various stages of their careers. It covers their challenges and rewards, their support systems and their loneliness. It covers the many facets of the industry, and it treats with respect the readers as well as the writers of all kinds of romance fiction.
If you've ever felt alone as a writer, if you've ever felt strange because you're the only one creating characters in your head, if you go to bed telling yourself stories about these characters, then you need to see this film. You're most definitely not alone, or strange. There are literally thousands of people like you in the United States alone. They are the authors who belong to Romance Writers of America, and they are willing to welcome you and support you no matter what kind of fiction you write or aspire to write.
Check out this film's website: http://www.lovebetweenthecovers.com/
Talk to your local librarian or community arts director about hosting a screening, or find the nearest one and attend. It's an affirmation, and we all need those in our lives.