in the novel's mood
I just finished writing a section in Jason's point of view. Jason is a sunnier character than Carl (who anyone might describe as gloomy), and he's also pretty happy in this scene, because he's on his way to do some ghosthunting on his own, on the way to fame and fortune, or so he believes. Yesterday I was with Carl, hunting for a possible suicide, today bouncing along in Jason's truck with the music playing loud. It has definitely affected my mood.
I wonder if this happens to other writers? What's going on on the page getting into their heads? A form of writers' psychosis? Should I be taking a pill? I imagine myself lying on the couch at the Psychowriter Specialist's office. Yes, doctor, I hear voices (see last post), yes, I am feeling what my characters feel.
But I can't worry about it even if I thought I should (and I don't think I do) because I'm in Jason's mood, and the sun is shining blindingly on white snow whichI don't have to drive out into.