Monday, November 8, 2010

Writing Frenzy

I'm exhausted. And for some reason I really want to watch Dancing with the Stars, even though I told myself I don't like that show... but it's really growing on me! Just like American Idol did.

Le sigh.

But I can't.

Because I need to write. I NEED to.

If I'm not writing, I'm thinking about writing, I'm thinking about my characters, I'm thinking about the plot.

Even right now... I'm taking a very short break before I get right back into it.

But I need to sleep too.

I don't know why I feel completely consumed by this story right now.

It's good though, right? I think it's good... I hope it's good.

I've been writing almost nonstop since October 18th (with the exception of a few glitches in between) - I wrote the date down because it's been like a fire spreading within me. It ignited and hasn't stopped raging.

I have exactly 16, 794 words left to finish my WiP. It may be less by the time you read this, because as soon as I post this, I'm going back to it.

Maybe that's why I'm feeling this burning need to not stop.

Whatever it is, I'm riding it out, and hoping for the best :)

Have you ever been bit by this bug? You know the one that glues you to your computer... makes your hands move of their own accord across the keyboard?


Jai Joshi said...

When the fever is on you you have to just go with it. But I'll say this. Keep a jug of water by your writing space and stop every hours to drink some. That'll give you a break from staring at the computer screen and it'll keep you hydrated too so your brain won't shrink.

It's also a good idea to keep healthy finger food close by, so you don't pass out from hunger. I say finger food because you don't want anything so major you could spill it and make a mess.


WritingNut said...

Jai - thank you so much for that amazing advice and reminder :) It's far too easy to forget to do the basic things when this frenzy hits ;)

Colene Murphy said...

OMG! You're so close! Keep going!! (but take breaks) But bust it out!!! (but don't get burned out) But get it done! YEAY! ...I'm done now.

WritingNut said...

Colene - Thank you! I know I'm in for some major editing when this is finished, but even that isn't getting to me... YET!

The Red Angel said...

OMG!! You are soooo close to your goal! :D Best of luck! You can do it!!


Jolene Perry said...

Yes and I LOVE it.

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Lou said...

Bite ME please; struggling today with my NaNoWriMo words..... arghhhhh. Seem to be doing more maths than English.... 50,000 words divided by 14 days is..... arghhh too much!!!!

The Happy Whisk said...

Wow, you're 80% the way complete. How fantastic. Go you. Go you. Go you. That's me doing a little cheer. You can't see me but I'm doing a little go you, wiggle dance from my seat.

Enjoy your writing and keep on climbing :-)

Holly Ruggiero said...

Uh no, no frenzy for me, but my mind has been working overtime. You are making fantastic strides. You go you nut you.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

I call it being in the zone. It doesn’t happen to me often, but when it does, I love it.

K.M. Weiland said...

Keep on keeping on! That incredible creative itch to sit down and just write - that's a feeling to take advantage of! You can always catch Dancing reruns online, but writing that first draft in the hot rush of inspiration, that's irreplaceable.

Kenda said...

Exhausting as it may be, it is also an exciting place to be! Wow, you're so close. Congratulations and keep your eye on the goal. You're almost there :-)

Melissa Gill said...

Look at you go girl! You've got the fever. It feels good when that happens. (I wonder if writing will ever take off as a recreational drug? Put a lot of drug dealers out of business.)

Anyway, that's a lot of fun. And just think, when you get it all written down, you get to have even more fun polishing and revising and working out all the kinks!

Anonymous said...

You are doing so well, congratulations!

SWK said...

Hang in there...keep can do it!!! Enjoying your blog. - Stasia

Shayda Bakhshi said...

Oh my goodness, yes! SPITFIRE's being holding me hostage for the past few months. I feel like I've gone insane, thinking of revisions, sequels, prequels; backstory, forestory--everything!

But it's amazing at the same time when your own work grabs you and refuses to let go. Ride it while you can! :)

The Words Crafter said...

I get this way when a poem is being born inside of me. The story ones grow a little slower but scenes will do this, too.

Sounds like you've hooked a big one, wow! Go for it!

Jodi Henry said...

You are so me. I have this happen all the freaking time. OMG. It's like no matter what you do there is something from the book kicking you in the brain trying to get your attention.

My husband hates me when I get like this...which is like now becuase of NaNo.

Thanks for stoping by and commenting. Nightshade was sooo good.

Good luck on the WIP. OH, I am having a query letter blogfest happening from dec. 12 to 18th.

Take a look at my blog

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Lydia Kang said...

Oh yes, I know the bug. The only cure is to finish writing the WiP!

Martha Ruth said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by and following me! I'm here following you back.

Good luck with your WiP. You just have to take advantage when that fire hits your fingers and the brain slides into overdrive. I get some of my best stuff that way. Sure, I have to go back and edit, but sometimes when I read it back, I'm surprised that it was even me who wrote it! Now that's what I call being "in the zone".

I look forward to going back and perusing some of your older posts in order to get to know you a bit better.

Blessings and Peace,
Martha from A Real Upstate NY Housewife

Kelley Vitollo said...

I want to be bitten by that bug! LOL. Keep writing.

Joanne said...

Oh, yes, and it's a great zone to be in ... Enjoy :)

Jolene Perry said...

And it's still my FAVORITE one.
I write everything fast but there's something about a story that WILL not let you take a few days off.
Happy finishing!

alexia said...

I'm with you, ride the inspiration while you have it! I've been feeling like that lately. There are plenty of times when I am not feeling it at all, so use it while you've got it! Awesome word count!

Jamie Gibbs (Mithril Wisdom) said...

I often get the feeling and the urge to write, but all too often there are a multitude of distractions around me that force me to tear myself away continuously. When I get my own place, I'll have my own writing space and then I can write as and when I want. Mwahahahah!