in the mood…

oceanPart of the writing life is managing your moods. You’ve heard that if you wait for inspiration to strike in order to write, well…. Yeah, that novel doesn’t write itself. Do you catch yourself indulging in any of these three behaviors? They’re all part of the same thing with different time references:

Self pity – the past

Complaining – the present

Worry – the future

Managing emotions and moods is one of the disciplines of the creative life.

Here are a couple of links on mood repair kits or how to manage your moods which will fluctuate as you write a novel, deal with agents and publishers and all the rejection that goes along with that process, market it, sell it and prepare the next one.

http://positivepsychologynews.com/news/sherri-fisher/20071005428

http://www.wikihow.com/Manage-Moods

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