Monday, July 19, 2010
Coming Up For a Breath of Air
It happens to all writers. You get so involved in your WIP you can't pull yourself away to attend any of the other 'chores' being a writer involves. For the past four days I went on a series roll with my second book in the new YA series I'm writing. I knew exactly where the story was going and even had trouble sleeping at night as scenes played out in my thoughts. I woke up each morning determined to record those plot twists and dialogues I'd thought of before falling to sleep.
I cooked meals for my family, checked some email, exercised a little, but for most of my waking hours I sat at the keyboard and zoomed through a new 12K of manuscript. It may have been the most I ever wrote in such a short period of time. I don't know if I can keep up that pace this week but I'm already anxious to get back to it.
However I really can't cease all contact with my writing friends. I haven't visited another blog for days and I really enjoy and learn from the friends I've made here the blog world. I'm sure my FB page is back-logged with requests and event announcements I've missed. So I'm going to do a little catch up and then it's back to the book.
Have you ever been so in the zone with a writing project you couldn't leave it to do any other writing work? What is the best word count you've had for a day, a week, a month?