I don’t know why, I have to shed all my negative emotions when I am writing. It’s like the negative emotions clam up my creative cells and suck my creative juices dry. Many times, I try to switch off from both: people and things that irritate or drive me crazy, but, its not always possible to do so. Real life is inhabited by people and is full of situations that are not conducive to writing.
As writers, we have to write come what may. There are deadlines, both professional and personal to meet, and editors to answer to. I have now decided, that due to being a complete worry wart (courtesy mom’s genes) and a big brooder ( thanks to dad’s generous genetic inheritance) its never going to be possible for me to be completely relaxed, completely free of worries, or at peace with myself. Both: brooding and worrying is a part of my D.N.A makeup and runs through my veins.
To write well, I have to create a happy atmosphere deliberately. I do this by listening to lots of peppy music which instantly cheers me up and drives away the emotional blues. Even long walks help clear away the emotional cobwebs, but its not always possible to walk anytime, so listening to music is the perfect answer. And my prayers help me out. Then, I am ready to tackle my writing.
Does your mood affect your writing? Or, are you all the lucky ones whose moods have no bearance on their writing? Are you all the blessed ones who come up with awesome writing inspite of being down in the dumps? What do you do to drive away the blues? Do you have any method to pep yourself up, so that your writing does not suffer? Please share the secret to your good writing mood with us?