Overtime, I have observed that my moods determine how I write. This might explain how my characters act, along with what they say, and how they say it.
We, as an electronic world, posts Tweets and Statuses all the time. Do our Tweets and Status changes alter our moods: Read this article, http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/08/03/mislove.twitter.research/index.html, and take yourself in mind…
I have many different moods, which vary daily, and can almost vary in an instant, which isn’t a good thing when you’re trying to write a book.
Sad: When I’m sad, I rarely want to write, and if I do, my writing seems to be very dull, and not interesting at all. My writing seems sad, and my characters are flat, and not intriguing. My mood can be blah, which makes me write, just to write, and not because I really want to. Usually, my thoughts are elsewhere, and though my heart might be in it, my mind isn’t.
Grumpy: In this state, I know that I should write anyway, mostly because it always drives me out of my funk. I sit down to write — I’m grumpy — I begin to write — my mind enters a whole new world — and at last, I’m in my happy place again…
Happy: If I’m in a good mood, I want to write, and usually, I can write for days upon days. My characters rise to the occasion, they are dramatic, they are round, and full of excitement. The storyline moves along at a rapid speed, marching towards the end. In the end, I’m happy, and am motivated to want to continue on with my story. It’s times like this, when I know I want to write…forever!
Determined: When I’m in a determined state of mind, I feel that I can do no wrong. Writing is my life, and I don’t want to stop! I have a goal in mind, and know that I will achieve it. I am proud of myself, and I feel confident.
Overall, I think that your goal (if you have one) should always be in your mind. Think positive, no matter what mood you’re in, and make your writing that one thing that can pull you out of whatever negative emotion you’re feeling or thinking…
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