Life is sometimes crappy. Why not use it in your writing?
No one promised us a bed of roses and who wants to read flowery greatness? Not me. I want to lie awake listening to the bumps in the night after reading about some crazed madman trying to tear down the house. Or day dreaming of some hottie and how he'll avoid being changed into a fire-breathing demon troll AND save the beautiful girl.
Frustrations of everyday humdrum real life (and sometimes crazy stressful events) seem to find their way into my manuscripts. I tend to release tension by unleashing pent up emotion and wreaking havoc on my characters. It makes for terrible (or awesome) conflict and makes me feel better that they're suffering too! That's how mean I am. :)
Everyone's going green nowadays, so why not dump all that crappitycrap into your manuscript, mix in some trouble and terror, sprinkle it with mischief and mayhem and see what sprouts? You might be surprised to find you've got a bestseller on your hands! *supersly wink*