Thursday, November 19, 2009

I'm in my head, and I'm not coming out till I reach 50,000

Word count after 19 days: 33,322

Signs that you might be a little too absorbed in your fiction writing:
  • You think about your characters and plot during most of your waking hours
  • You stay up too late writing, then lie in bed thinking about it
  • After you finally fall asleep, you dream about it
  • You have a crush on one of your characters
  • Occasionally you have to remind yourself that the story is not real
I have already decided to designate December as "Be Here Now" month, to make up for this crazy November.

3 comments:

Torrie said...

here's one more... actually shed real tears when one of your characters has to die.

Carrie @ Who Knew? said...

Ok, you might be a bit of a freak, but only cow you've almost written a freaking book. That's amazing and awesome. I'm rooting for you!

Ruth said...

Oh, yep, Torrie, done that. About death, and also romantic turmoil. Once or twice I almost started crying while working on it at a coffee shop.

Thanks for the encouragement, Carrie! (I'll try to just ignore the fact that you called me a freak.)