The twenty-first(and final) post in The Education of a Writer (TEW) series.
The dictionary defines melancholy like this:
a. gloomy state of mind, especially when habitual or prolonged; depression. b. sober thoughtfulness; pensiveness.
“b” is healthy. Normal. “a” is not healthy nor normal.
Creative people enjoy b, which makes them prone to a.
Listen: the creative freelancer is going to be moody. Manic. And often sad. But here’s what to do if you find yourself sad longer than is healthy.