This months question is: How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?
I wouldn’t say that it has helped me through any major life events, or that I have had a life event big enough that it would affect my writing other than stopping me from doing it.
I do find that sometimes if I have a build up of anger or I’m exceptionally hurt or upset, it helps to write things out, it is quite cathartic and I always think it’s better to release all the nasty horrible thoughts in a way that no one else will ever be witness to. It makes for some intense stuff and usually most of it is binned or deleted afterwards. There are some occasions where what I have written makes it into some other work or inspires something else but it doesn’t happen that often.
For some reason, positive emotions don’t give me the same urge, I wish they would because then I might be a lot further on with some of my writing.
In another news I am toying with writing and submitting something to the IWSG anthology contest, I’ve had a thought that I like but it’s whether I’ll be able to get the words out.
Are any of you thinking of submitting?
Written as part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.