Okay Kiddies, if you don't get the joke from my title, then you don't go to church. YOU SINNER!! :*)
Anyway, I have not been writing as much as I promised myself I would. I don't have writer's block or anything of the sort. As a matter-of-fact, I have ideas almost daily. I know where I want my stories to go, but when I'm stressed (mostly from my job), I just cannot focus the way I should.
Usually I don't allow stress to thwart my writing, but as of late, I have let stress get the better of me. It only lasted a few days though; my muse would not allow me to rest. She grabs a hold of my imagination and won't let go. It does not matter if I'm at work, in the grocery store, asleep, etc. She is always there to ensure that I write no matter what. And I thank her for her tenaciousness!
I just finished the outline for the second book in my dark urban fantasy series. I am going to write a short story first, while I continue to research historical data for my novel.
How do you deal with stress? Does it ever affect your writing?