I'm sitting in a familiar foreign place, surrounded by what I don't know, and what I dream about everyday.
Half the time I don't even make sense to myself, let alone anyone else.
Today I am broken. Small pieces. Fragments of what I normally am.
It sounds bad, right? Surprisingly, it's not.
Sometimes I find it the best place to be. It's the place where you reflect, where the thought process takes on a life of its own. Where the words transform on the page... they become more than just words. They hold a deeper meaning.
So what should you do? Use it to your advantage!
Take that dark mood and those swirling emotions and write. Sure, it's the opposite of happy, but it's still beneficial. Just in a different way.
I do some of my best writing in this place. Maybe it's where I do most of my soul searching.
This is also the best place to write those particularly difficult scenes--you know the ones, right? The ones that tear at your heart, and stump your fingers. The ones you have to erase and re-do over and over. The ones that are so hard to get right because they need to be conveyed just so.
Sometimes all it takes is a dark and stormy night...
What about you guys? Does the mood you're in affect your ability to write? Do you find it easier to write gloomier or difficult scenes when you're also in a likewise mood?