Last night I was feeling grumpy for no particular reason. This happens to me sometimes. I just get in a mood and I don't really know why. I'm just "grrrr."
I mentioned my funk on Twitter and my buddy Juliet suggested I write a grumpy character while I was feeling grumpy. What a fabulous idea! It had not occurred to me that I should be taking advantage of a rare mood for myself. I'm not grumpy very often, so I should Carpe Grumpy!
I've heard writing referred to as "cheap therapy" before, but I've always taken that to mean journaling through your problems. While that is often productive and helpful, what a great new angle this writing-a-character-to-match-your-mood could be! How wonderfully powerful you could be - projecting your emotions onto your character for them to carry around and deal with while you sit peacefully at your keyboard. Oh the possibilities!
Sadly, I did not have the time or opportunity to write last night, but I am stowing away that little bit of inspiration for the next time a un-Megan-like mood strikes. And as a bonus, my children and husband may be spared the wrath of Megan! : )