D is for Depression. Yes, we writers have plunged into the well of depression. Many times. The blue moods hit us and knock us off our feet. Sometimes we stop writing for a few days.
Sometimes this sad feeling comes when our writing is not going well. I have been in the writing blues many times, especially when my trilogy plotting was not going well. I started a new story and felt much better. But, fortunately my low feelings last maximum for a few days and then I am back to my bouncy self.
Depression strikes us especially when we are face to face with harsh and cruel rejection. An Indian writer I have read was so depressed with the harsh criticism about his second book that he said in an interview that he would never write again. I am hoping that he changes his mind and writes more books.
Unhappy ending in books I read make me sad, but that's a fleeting feeling. I thank God for blessing us writers with truckloads of resilience.
Have you been in the writing blues? How do you emerge from the blues? We all would love to know.
Note: this is my post for the A to Z Challenge. My theme is Emotions and Feelings writers experience.