First things first...HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND! I hope while we are all stuffing our face with burgers and potato salad (so not on my Weight Watchers plan) that we will take the time to remember our troops who have fallen and who still stand as well. I'm sure we all know at least one and they deserve some extra special love today.
Now onto my question. Maybe I should make this a regular occurrence because my readers gave me some killer advice last time:)
So...does your current emotion alter the way your characters feel during writing? I just finished reading Divergence by Veronica Roth and when I went to writing after that, all I wanted to do was make my protag fall in love with some super sultry dude. Not that that is what Divergence is about in any way, but the chemistry in the book had my stomach doing flips more than once...sigh
If your emotions take over you when writing, is it a good thing or a bad thing? And if it is a bad thing, what do you do to get out of your emotion and tap back into your characters?