Writing is an art which requires a lot of self-discipline and it also involves a lot of technique and skill. as a writer, you have to write on a different variety of subjects. Some of these subjects may be very close to your heart. one may get very emotional when writing about such subjects. I often wonder when a novelist starts writing a novel and completely gets involved in the characters and their lives, how much effect does it have on his own mental state. Has anyone of you experienced such mood swings on account of the work you were doing. Share your thoughts in this regard.