I feel like getting drunk right now, but I fear it’s too early to start drinking. It’s 4:05 in the afternoon. This is where writers get into trouble I suspect. I’m creating the drunken category now, where I’ll file all posts that I’ve written while soused, mostly so I can compare my writing styles. I’m more emotional when I drink, more combative, and more emotional. It’s not just the use of alcohol that influences my writing. It’s the use of drama, apparently.
I’ve been accused, for example, of picking fights just to have something to feel sad about. When I’m sad, I have a lot to say to the page. When I’m happy, all I’ve got to write about is my dog, bookstores, and food. If this is true, then I’m destined to be a dramatic drunk who’ll die alone with a dog and good food. I could think of worse things, but since I’m sober, they won’t be any good.