The busiest part of my year is OVER! Yay! I’m like a month behind on emails, on blog-reading, on everything.
But today, I have plenty of time to go blog-hopping and wade through my emails! I’ve missed everyone. (Hey, Rhonda, what happened to your blog? I’ve been trying to stop by for a couple days!)
Anyway, have you ever noticed that when you spill your guts, when you dig the deepest you’ve got, when you rip out your heart and actually get depressed putting yourself in your character’s shoes, that the reader is merely, um, entertained?
I always worry I get too dark, too deep, and too emotional. But what comes through the page seems to be about 20 - 40% of my emotions. God forbid I ever stop digging deep, LOL.
Do you notice a proportion to emotional output from you, to emotional reception from readers? Have you ever really ripped out your heart, put it on your sleeve, and feel like you’ve run a marathon, only to find out that you’re entertaining?