Writers and werewolves, we both come out when the moon is full and growl when things aren't going our way.
Oh wait, maybe only the last half of that sentence is true.
I confess to being a bit of a writer werewolf. There's nothing like a day of bad or difficult writing to make me bite the nearest victim. I've also been known to snarl when interrupted in the middle of a stretch of amazingly good writing.
Just ask Child #1 or 2. They'll be happy to verify the foregoing statement having experienced it multiple times. They might even show you their scars.
As writers, are we all moody, our snarls governed not by the moon but by the success or failure of our storylines? Maybe it's human nature to become rabid when work is difficult or in the face of multiple interruptions.
"Mom, have you seen my snap-on bracelet. Honey, can you sign these papers? Mom, some guy at the door wants to talk to you about storm drains."
These are the things of daily life that turn my eyes from green to glow-in-the dark red.
Like most werewolves, I have no desire to go from rational human to blood-thirsty hound. I fight my impulses to snarl, snap and growl. Deep breathing work wonders, so does exercise and finding reasons to laugh. When all else fails I retreat to a corner and gnaw on a bone until the full moon turns back into a sliver.
Do you exhibit werewolf-like tendencies? If so, how do you cage your growly beast?