When I wrote Dempsey’s Grill I was surprised with the emotional rollercoaster I experienced. I never thought I would actually feel what the characters felt.
I just thought I’d write the thing and move on.
I probably need help
Whenever I wrote a happy chapter I was happy all day. The same goes for a sad or nervous one. Let’s give a moment of thanks that I didn’t write about a trigger happy assassin.
Yes, to much.
The biggest challenge I had was keeping my emotions in check. For example: If I spent the day writing an angry scene I had to remind myself not to snap at the kids the moment they walked through the door.
Anger is a good thing
For the longest time I had to convince myself this wasn’t normal. How could something I created affect my emotions so much? There’s probably a word for it…
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