Monday, February 27, 2006

Hiding from the World

I have to pose the question: Is it unhealthy to hide inside my writing when I have a bad day? Gee I hope not. I find that some of the best stuff I write is when I am cranky with the world (or soemthing or someone in it) and I just hit away at the words on the PC.

"Is it any different to de-stress reading a book
than it is to de-stress writing a book?"
Hopefully not. I find that writing takes me to another world. One that isn't always perfect. But I control it. In my fiction project ( Beach Dreamings) I have a beach house ... and I sometimes "visit" the beach house in my mind when I am not writing. Then of course there are all those days where everything else is too ahrd but the writing is there ... and flowing easily.
Why would you do anything else?


alyceclover said...

It's different for me. When I'm reading a book I'm lost in someone else's world and far removed from things that are stressing me.

When I'm writing I usually get more stress, because I'm often relieving painful experiences(recording them on paper). Oh to be in the beach house instead! Writing doesn't come natural to me, so I stress (writing for others to read) about misspelled words, being misunderstood, sounding really, um, boring?

Mr. Fabulous said...

I absolutely think that darker moods produce more interesting writing. Love the pathos!

Pamela J Weatherill said...

Not boring at all ... I reckon that is one of the big differences between blogging and journalling ... being worried about the audience ... much easier to please yourself!

Pamela J Weatherill said...

Oh I know I know ... but what about the PAIN of pathos!!!!???

Grandma Jeannie said...

Pathos? No! When the world gets to be too much what JOY to have a hidey hole to go to that brings such sweet relief!

Anji said...

I find refuge in books, I think my daughter does the same. Surely writing helps to externalize. If you write better on cranky days it must be for the best, at least something good has come out of the crankyness (cranky; i like that word).

Pamela J Weatherill said...

Thanks anji - I like the concept of externalising with writing (and by definiation perhaps internalising through reading).

Hee hee you're right ... cranky is a cool word!