I do. Especially when Super Spawn is away. (Which doesn't help my anxiety level there.)
I have these vivid, horrific dreams where my worst fears are realized. I'll wake in a panic, soaked in sweat, my heart racing.
And what's the first thing I do? Run for a pen. lol
Those feelings, that terror, is so overwhelming and so real I always feel like I've got to get it on paper. I'll need it one day when I'm trying to evoke these feelings in my stories, when my characters are experiencing these events.
I don't like to be scared. I'm sure not many of you do either. We'd all much rather live a blissful life full of rainbows and sunshine and kittens. Truth is though, life happens. Bad things happen. And we have to take inspiration from where we can.
Nightmares fuel my inspiration for writing the hard things, and Super Spawn fuels the good. What about you? Where do you find those emotions to write the hard stuff?