Today at Working Stiffs, Kristine blogged about being depressed. It’s a topic I’ve heard a lot about, lately. Some author said that PAN workshops were only sitting around and talking about depression and writing (Um, no one will tell me what the PAN workshops are, except one person. The one who did certainly mentioned much better workshops than that!), and someone else has blogged about it recently.
Do you get depressed?
I never really realized I don’t, until I did.
Sure, when you’re plunging the depths of a character’s worst moment, when you’re both living in her shoes and heaping obstacle after obstacle on her, it can get exhausting and depressing.
At that point in the book, I need to step away and remember that MY life is not that bad, LOL.
But since DH went away (only 44 more days!), I’ve been sad. By six, seven o’clock I have to go home, because I just can’t keep my public face on anymore. By nine o’clock, I have to crawl in bed, hugging my teddy bear to my chest because it just hurts too much, missing DH.
I fully recognize it’s silly, and that I should be stronger. I know he’ll be back. I know he’s fine. I know I’m fine. I just don’t understand why I can’t turn off those sad feelings.
What do you do, when you’re depressed? Do you ever get depressed?