Freelancers – Are Your Moods Affecting Your Writing?

Is your mood affecting your writing

Is your mood affecting your writingWe hear a lot of information today about how your mood can affect your life and your health in ways people did not think about before. One thing to remember is that a mood is a “temporary state of mind or feeling” and it can be good or bad. However, most of the time describing someone as “moody” means they’re usually angry, irritable, or sullen.

For most people, the mood they are in affects everything they are doing at that moment. It can totally change how you view everything. Your mood can color how you relate to others, the word choices you pick, and even the emotions behind the piece you’re writing. And, your mood can also affect something very important, how you feel about this work and that will reflect in your pay. Let’s explore further into whether your moods are affecting your writing or not.

Your Pay Rate

If you feel good about what you do and re positive about it, you’re going to feel better about asking for the pay you deserve. If you feel moody about having even to do it, you’re not going to get as much money because you’re not going to come off as very confident in your abilities.

Your Word Choices

If you’re in a particularly negative mood that can show up in your word choices. However, that isn’t always bad. After all, when you write you’re writing for the audience who will read it, and probably for your client who will decide if they’re right for their readers or not. When writing for a client, you must please two people, the client and their audience, so that can be a little harder to ensure that they like the piece.

Your Deadlines

It can be hard to write if you’re not in a good frame of mind. If you find yourself procrastinating due to your mood, there may be more to it than you think. You may find yourself in a mood that requires some self-care before you can finish your work. When you start feeling moody catch yourself and find a way to divert your attention before it gets worse. Go outside, meditate, move around. Do anything you can to change your mood so that you can meet your deadlines.

Your moods don’t have to affect your ability to make a living writing. The best thing to do is to identify your moods and examine whether they are affecting anything negatively for you or not. For some people, their moods can drive them to do more and do better and make more. For others, they can stop them right in their tracks. Either way, you can find ways to mitigate any damage if you are at least aware of what is happening.


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