Ever have one of those weeks when nothing seems to go right? The kind that you wish would end early just so you could be put out of your misery? Yeah, that's the kind of week I'm having so far.
Trust me when I say that nothing has happened that could end the world...or even end my world. My girls are healthy (and Sweet Pea is recovering nicely from her broken ribs). Zilla is happy and still has his job. The important things are covered. Several things have simply gone wrong. I'm stressed out and I admit, I'm wearing my responses and emotions on my sleeve.
In a month I won't remember what had me so spun up. Okay, that might be an exaggeration...it'll probably be a year before I can remember all the bad news this week without wanting to scream. But the bottom line is my world will go on spinning and this too shall pass. Unfortunately, knowing that hasn't helped me get through this in any less of an emotional tizzy.
I've often been accused of being melodramatic. This is a badge that I wear with honor and one I fully acknowledge and embrace. I realize that my full throttle reaction to absolutely everything can be a little draining for the people in my life. But I think that same emotional response is also one of the things that makes me a good writer. I can put myself in almost any situation and know how I'd respond emotionally...and therefore I can tell you how my characters would respond as well. However, it does sometimes make real life a little exhausting.
So, to draw from SP's excellent Myers-Briggs workshop, are you a logical or emotional thinker? Has anyone accused you of being melodramatic? Is there anyone in your life who can tends toward the melodramatic?
P.S. Congratulations to Sheila Turner, Diane's winner from yesterday's guest blog. Please email Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize.