I had a random conversation with someone in the last year or so, and it was that conversation that taught me that not everyone lives with a story in their head at all times. I know people will mentally think how things will play out if they are worried, like job interviews and presentations. But it's all the time for me. I live in a daydream in my own head. I'm always thinking of stories, inserting things into my own reality to turn it into something else, daydreaming about a better, happier way for my life to play out. Sometimes just silly things, mental fan fiction after watching show I like or coming up with a crushing reply to a stupid situation that happened. It's not always dwelling on what happened, or worrying about what could happen, it's literally imagining myself somewhere else, imagining story characters in other places, rewriting my own life into something I'd prefer, rewriting a TV show into something my own book characters could be part of.
I didn't realize, that not everyone does that. It was honestly a shock, like learning that people don't always have music stuck in their heads. I have a nonstop soundtrack and audiobook with visuals in my head every day. At least it's an exciting world in my head, and I hope people enjoy the glimpses they see into my mind and being by reading my books and looking at my paintings.