For all of you that write stories that would probably cause emotion while reading, do you get emotional while writing? This may sound silly to many of you, but I am serious.
I do a lot of story writing for individuals and a lot of them turn into novella’s or novels and let me tell you what, when I am deep into it, I can really feel it emotionally. Sometimes I just need to take a break because writing a sad situation for the character can be really hard. But also, on the flip side, I am very happy and peppy when all is happy in my writing world.
My mood is, or at least, can be, swayed deeply by the type of writing that I am doing. Last night I finished up a novella that I didn’t want to end. So as I was creating the ending, I actually made it so we could add sequels if we wanted to later.
It is these mood swings while writing that has kept me from writing anything too scary. When I was younger my all-time favorite author was Stephen King, but at my age now, I literally get too scared to keep reading. So, it has held me back from writing in that genre. Even my paranormal writing is usually romance or something due to this.
I am guessing that all authors get emotionally involved in their writing, but to what extent? I mean, I won’t let any of it ruin my day or anything. But the ups and downs really keep my heart open and raw. I think that is a good thing, but just looking to see others views on this.