Today I wrote 1338 words. Someone pissed me off before lunch, and I knocked out a ton of words during my break. This was one of the times where I used those emotions and knocked out a lot of words in a short space of time. Did it make me feel better? Not really. But I wrote some good words and at the end of the day, I’m not pissed off now. But when I am I know that writing is the best way to try and release that anger or sadness or whatever heightened emotion I might be feeling. It works especially well when those emotions are negative.
Those emotions ranged from anger, frustration, sadness, and a few others. I used them to write a scene where a character was feeling lonely and isolated. Now the reasons why he’s feeling this way doesn’t matter. What matters is the loneliness, and using the emotions to make that feel real. It’s a feeling I’ve felt at times (who hasn’t?), and I think I pulled it off.
I’m wrapping it for the night. I’ve got a lot of writing stuff to do before Sunday afternoon.
Have fun, everyone.