Babies do it.
My characters do it.
While the little ones like to gurgle up milk, my guys tend to spew inner turmoil all over themselves.
I do not enjoy this kind of output. Angst should be measured out in careful dollops so as not to overwhelm the reader with overwrought goo. Unfortunately, my characters do not always listen to this wisdom. I am forever cleaning up their messes before a reader spots them.
Bottom line: Always keep a tissue handy. Characters can make an ungodly mess.
Until tomorrow (or Tuesday; possible travel day coming up)…