I guess this is broader than just moods, but I thought it'd make the subject too long so I just left it at that. What this thread is really about is how your mood and events in your life change the way you write. I've written some dark stuff before, with one novella featuring a lot of dark themes, but with the birth of my nephew (who's just perfect in every way) I'm finding myself wanting to write about happy things and babies and such. I don't feel any less depressed than I was, but my nephew has warmed the cockles of my heart. Looking back at past works it's easy to think 'well, I wrote that because of what was happening at the time' but it's not really been apparent at the time, except for now. Does your writing style change to reflect your mood or what's going on in your life? Do you write about things as a way of dealing with them or perhaps getting a different, if fictional, view on things?