S is for sadness. Some times for reasons we just can’t identify a strange melancholic feeling creeps up on us and catches us in its grip. Many things make me sad.
When a trilogy I have enjoyed reading ends I feel sad that I won't be meeting the characters again. Tragic endings make me sad. Manuscripts that don’t find a publishing house make me feel sad. All my hard work and no takers. When I see good books losing out to not so good books written by the bigger writers, I feel sad.
When I read harsh reviews for other writers' books I feel sad for the other writers. When characters I have started liking in books die, I feel sad. If my writing is going slow, I feel a little sad.
I try to fight the sad feelings all the time. I must be coming across as a very sad person, right. Thankfully, these sad feelings are fleeting and I soon bounce back to my cheerful self.
Are you all accosted by sad feelings in your writing world? What makes you sad? How do you push the sad feelings away?
Note: this is my post for the A to Z Challenge. My theme is Emotions and Feelings writers experience.