1K a Day Motivational – “It’s Not Dark Enough”

Nineteenth in the 1K a Day Motivational Series, in which I talk about something that happened in the previous week that could have or did prevent me from writing a minimum of 1,000 words on a given day, or possibly talk about something that provided support to get me through the day. Or just rant about writing.

Last week I yammered on about the emotional turmoil that can come from writing about dark things happening to characters in your writing, and ways to avoid letting that emotional darkness affect your daily life.

So there’s a natural question that might come up to counter such a discussion: “If it’s traumatizing to write about, why put you and your characters through it?”

That’s a good question, and one I’ve considered often enough that it only seems fair to talk about it. Continue reading