Wordcount Update: Today’s wordcount – 3486 words, total words this week: 7896!

And I’m exhausted.

I find when I’m working on a new story, the entire creative process causes all the synapses in my brain to start firing so fast they can’t shut off. So I have the story running through my head 24 hours a day. While my body is begging to go to sleep at 2 a.m., my brain is planning and plotting and terrorizing (or seducing) my characters. It’ll last about ten days or so before things settle down, but in the meantime, I’m taking advantage of it and trying to get as much written as I can before it shuts off. Even if I’m working on no more than two to three hours sleep a night.

I really should take my handy-dandy little voice recorder upstairs one night, but so far the basics of the scenes I write in bed stay in my head and I get them down the next morning.

Today I worked on a scene that will come towards the end of the book and Sam’s become quite paranoid and doesn’t trust anyone. Except the heroine that is. And he’ll do anything, and he means anything, to save her. Ah, true love. Or is that lust?

Frying my Brain, and lovin’ it!

6 thoughts on “Frying my Brain, and lovin’ it!

  • April 16, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Well, duh, is he a guy? Lust is what gets him there.

  • April 17, 2008 at 6:54 am

    I agree on the lust, but true love will push a man into things he wouldn’t normally do.

    Believe me, I’ve seen guys put up with a lot when they are in love, but will dump a ‘friend with benefits’ like a rock over tiny infractions.

  • April 17, 2008 at 6:57 am

    Marley: LOL, yeah, lust gets them interested, love makes ’em stay.

    Dani: Love the ‘friend with benefits’ line. Luckily for Sam, the heroine isn’t the problem, it’s a stalker who has expanded his horizons to hurt her as well as him.

  • April 17, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Yay on awesome word counts!!!!!

    I can’t hear the voices at the moment. Maybe that’s why I’m slagging away 300 words at a time.
    Grrr… I’ll trade your 2am brain-bombs anyday.

  • April 17, 2008 at 11:53 am

    ‘My brain is planning and plotting and terrorizing (or seducing) my characters.”

    I often feel terrorized by my characters. Maybe because they’re vampires…

  • April 17, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Oh wow. I am so glad to hear others have this problem!I thought I was just crazy πŸ˜€ — love it if you ever wanted to share a snippet with us πŸ™‚

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