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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Emotional Authors

A few hours ago, I verbally spewed my irateness all over my pages on Facebook (something about one of my print books not appearing correctly on a retail site, and I was tired and suffering from hayfever, and going deaf because of my three-year-old's timely tantrum, etc, etc).

Wet Scary Eye With Runny MascaraI have since hidden the spillage from my timeline :D  But it got me thinking... over the past few months I've seen a lot of authors get emotional about different things and relaying it across their social networks, and for some reason, it kind of seems acceptable. As long as it's personal and not about attacking another person or whatever, then it seems like it's actually okay. Is that something to do with the art-orientated career? Writers are, more often than not, emotional creatures - we pour it into our books and characters, and occasionally it seeps out and gets poured into our social lives / networks too.

If I were friends with an artist / painter on Facebook, I don't think I'd bat an eyelid if they got all angsty over something - angst feeds an artist's creativity. I sort of expect it. It's part of the passion that burns within them.

So, does being able to see an author's emotions about certain things add to the appeal of the author, or does it totally put you off ever wanting to read their books?

And this doesn't mean that I'm suddenly going to spew all of my emotions all of the time if your answer is yes, because I'm naturally inclined towards privacy most of the time, and I can't just change that ;)

But it got me wondering, that's all...

Dianna x

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I've been there, and done that.

    I think as an author, being able to hear (or rather read) what fellow authors go through is somewhat reassuring. I know that sounds horrid,and I really don't mean to offend anyone.

    But being an author is a very isolating job and apart from emailing, you're not exactly leaving your house and going to a specific building to hang out with other authors all day; therefore, you're not getting to discuss work and all the stress and joys that come along with this job. Knowing that we all face the same problems etc. is somehow reassuring, because I personally feel like I'm not alone.

    Does that make any sense?

    On another note, I hope you feel better. I've had terrible hay-fever this last week and it's made me feel like shit. It's very hard to work when you feel that way. *Hugs* xxxx