I don’t write when I’m mad, angry, upset or scared. Instead, I wait to be in the perfect mood before I sit at the computer to write.
What a huge mistake!
I am done using the excuse of my mood as a reason not to write. Instead, I’m going to embrace my mood as a reason to write. As Pete Docter said, “we are so lucky because we get to make stuff”. Funnel all your feelings into your characters and their stories; use your mood as an impetus to capture the full range of human emotions.
As a bonus, when you have gifted your characters with your less than perfect mood, you will hit save on the computer and whistle away from your workspace feeling accomplished, and happy. In the words of my fellow blogger Amanda, "It's like exercise. Just less sweaty!".
Writing in a bad mood will not only enrich your writing, but improve your day. Now that’s happy writing.