Writing is fraught with emotion. We feel everything our characters feel – sometimes tenfold. When we’re editing, we feel elation and complete ineptitude (sometimes all in the same paragraph). When it’s time to show our baby to our critique partners, we feel apprehension and hope.
And, that’s not including all that writers go through when we query. The highs and lows so vast that we pull G-forces without leaving our desk.
Yeah. You can see why we drink.