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Writing when you're grumpy

hey,
I didn't expect to write much tonight but I've had a bit of an emotional upset this evening (nothing major, irrational really but I'm upset nonetheless!) and although I'm going to bed now, I wonder if anyone has any tips for writing when you feel annoyed, or grumpy or just generally *meh*. I guess it's a bit early to be asking for tips for writing when you don't feel like it but it's never too soon to start!

thanks

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stephanielay
Nov. 3rd, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
Can you write a scene from somewhere later in your story where a character has to tackle some new challenge, or take on a difficult situation? That way, you don't need to worry about interrupting the flow of what you've been writing if your mood isn't conducive to it, you get your word count, and it might even be a bit cathartic.

(I'm writing part of my story in the diaries/blog posts of my characters, which gives me a great excuse to work on scenes in a non-chronological order if I want to.)

I hope the upset passes, and you feel better tomorrow.
annifa
Nov. 3rd, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you, definitely a bit more cheerful today particularly after all the lovely replies here!
I think I'll go home and write the scene where she gets a bit upset about something...and think about an angry scene too! That will definitely help.

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