I is for Irritation. I am sure when I say that distractions irritate us, I am talking on the behalf of all writers. The distractions could be in the form of a phone call, doorbell, pending chores or any other activity that takes us far away from our story, can irritate the hell out of me.
My sister and I had promised our aunt who was visiting Bangalore that we would spend the day with her. In the last week of February, we took her shopping and she treated us to a lovely lunch. I could see the happy expression on her face at spending so much quality time with us (we are her favourites). Though I enjoyed myself a lot, there was also this tiny prickly feeling of irritation that I would not be able to write for so many hours. Finally I manage to shrug off that feeling and gave in to the moment and enjoyed my outing with her.
Whenever I am away from my writing, I feel quite irritated if the activity I am engaged in is not a very useful one. I feel I owe it to my story and characters to spend some time with them rather than just do meaningless window shopping and waste hours of my time.
Do you all feel irritated if you are away from your writing? Do distractions irritate you?
Note: this is my post for the A to Z Challenge. My theme is Emotions and Feelings writers experience.