If you want to know why all writers are a little crazy read 'The Midnight Disease' by Alice W. Flaherty. She talks about the drive to write, writer's block, and the creative brain. I know what's wrong with me!
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
Talks with terror cannot happen, but talks on terror are desirable.