Peter, Paul, and Mary suggested, albeit half tongue-in-cheek, that Donovan's "crystal visions... tell you 'bout a brighter day." I'm not sure about that, but Donovan did say, "When I look in my window, so many different people to be."
And, dang, for voicey first-person writers like me ain't that the truth? Because I write with pretty heavy emotional content most of the time, it's embarrassing and silly, but not entirely unusual for my own writing to leave me emotionally devastated, even in tears. (Yes, The Nevets does cry.) What's been really strange writing Sublimation, though, is that I have two first-person POV's to manage. Structurally, story-wise, I think I've pretty much got that managed.
But it's a lot of emotional weight to take on. It's especially straining when, as the book goes on, the protag and antag have very emotional moments driven by their contrary perspectives on the same moment.
It's like being both me and my brother in a fight between us or something.
Anyone else find their writing almost too much to handle sometimes, because the content not because of the practical challenges?