I wonder if I'm the only one who gets cranky and irritable when a great writing session gets interrupted. The other day, I was cruising along with my 5 AM writing session before I left for school and I was on a roll. Deep into the story. Messy plot points were clicking into place. Tangled logic was untangling itself. It was great.
Then I looked at the clock. And I had to stop. I had to stop because I am a teacher, which I love being, and teachers can't be late for work. It's not just bad form. It's a minor disaster. You can't do it.
So I had to stop writing. And I was ticked off and in high cranky mode for the rest of the day. It was worse than PMS. I think my students could sense it because they were not at their best that day either, which didn't help matters.
I honestly believe my day of irritability was a direct result of what I'm dubbing scriptus interruptus. Mind you, having to stop in the midst of a productive writing session can be a good thing. It means I have a place to pick up from the next day so it's easier to get rolling. Most of the time, I'm okay with that. I've been able to embrace that. With my school-year writing schedule, I've had to embrace that.
But sometimes ... it just ticks me off.
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