Monday, November 8, 2010

Can You Write Angry?

Okay, I've got a question for you guys to assure myself that it's not just me...

By Saturday, 11/6, I'd written over 25,000 words of the NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words of a new novel for the month.

Yesterday, I had an unpleasant argument with someone. Well, one unpleasant argument after another after another - there was no pleasing this person! Anyway, I ended up shaking mad. (It's been a while since I've been shaking mad! Probably since the last time I argued with this person. ('Doctor, it hurts when I do this. So don't do that.') Sigh.)

The point is that I didn't write yesterday. I planned my day to write. I set my goal at 5,000 words minimum. (I'm pretty busy for the next seven days straight so I want to keep my word count high to offset living my outside life.)

I didn't write one word. I even wanted to write one word just to have written at least one word but I didn't write one word. I couldn't look at my notebook - I couldn't even think about the murder mystery, the Westins or my fictional town.

What about you? When you get shaking mad (assuming I'm not the only one this happens to outside of bad movies) and you're in a bad mood for the rest of the day, can you write? Or do any kind of creative thing you might enjoy? Quilting or singing or even chores where you have to think like paying the bills or doing your taxes?

What do you do with the rest of your day once you realize you can't break free from the prison of a bad mood but it's noon and you can't go to bed?

I'm very curious and eagerly awaiting your answers...


Whisppy said...

Been there.....I won't be able to write a thing either. However, I do find that I feel better when I start cleaning. It's wierd, I know but when I clean (the house), I am 100% focused on that and I don't think of how angry I, time passes by much faster too! And when we sweat, it releases endorphins which makes us happy! :) Yeah, I'm wierd. LOL!

Katnip Lounge said...

My creativity flees if I'm angry. Funnily enough, I stress clean too. Must be somthing to do with being able to control my environment if not my emotions.

Live Out Loud said...

That's so funny you guys do that!

Since I couldn't do anything creative yesterday, I started cleaning the house.

I felt I had to do something useful and the physical activity helped get rid of those pent up agner vibes. I also jumped on the Treadmill for an hour. That always helps.

Cool! Good to know. Sometimes I'm such a perfectionist I beat myself up for not following my schedule perfectly.

(I have been told more than once to 'flow with the punches' but I have yet to get the hang of it...)

Au and Target said...

Mood is something you have to set aside when deadlines are due. But I find I write a few days and then need a day off or the writing is a bit blah.

Chatty Crone said...

Okay now this is the truth - I told about it. And I have been there too.

Chatty Sandie


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