So this week has not been what I would call an ideal writer's week. Have you ever noticed how our mood changes the whole tone of what we are writing?
Mine certainly does.
I'm working on the ending of my WIP now. (Yay!) But I'm at a funeral scene. Now--that was fine when I was so depressed about life on Monday. I could write about coffins and tears and grief. But now that I am feeling somewhat encouraged again--it's hard to tackle that same sad scene. I don't want it to pull me down.
My characters seem to go the way I go. And that isn't always the best for them. When I'm feeling really happy or excited, I want my characters to be happy too. Even when they aren't supposed to be.
So I'm writing in small bites until I get through this part of the book. How about you? What do you do when your mood tries to steal your storyline?