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Friday, April 9, 2010

The End... Beautiful Friend

Hey... so I finished that book... the one I started two weeks ago... yeah, that one. It ended at 61K. I haven't done a revision, so that'll change, but I wrote out the last chapter. So, I can sleep again. It's all out of my head.

I don't know many other obsessive writers. I'm curious if there are many out there. Whenever I finish a book, people are generally shocked. I don't know what it means that I can write so fast... in some ways, I get a little ashamed of it. I'm sure a good portion of the people that read this will assume that anything written that fast must suck. Meh... maybe it does. I just know the story is out of my head... and on paper, so I can sleep again. Thank goodness. Last night, I was crashing so hard trying to get it out of my head because my body wanted to sleep, but my mind wouldn't shut up.

It's not pretty. If you're jealous of how fast I write... stop. Seriously. It's a part of this sickness that is OCD. I can't sleep. I can't think. I can't live outside of OCD sometimes. My mind is never quiet. I can't even imagine what it must be like to have any silence in there. It's better with the meds, but it's still never quiet.

Anyway... so it's done. I'll work on the rewrite and we'll see how long the mind let's me rest before it's on to the next book or project.


  1. Hey, Kerouac wrote like that. But it's all in the revisions, as Nathan Bransford hath taught us. In any case, major congratulations. Gotta admit to a little envy.

  2. Congratulations! I actually feel a little bit better knowing you write so fast. I can usually get through 100K in six weeks, and I felt like people were giving me the eye. Now I can relinquish the feeling, knowing that you put me to shame! Such a relief! :)

  3. lol We already had this discussion on Twitter, but I am just jealous of the finished draft aspect. I dont think I'd want to write my story in 2 weeks *shudder* I imagine your hands are just killing you! *hugs*

    Congrats on finishing!!! I cant wait to see what you, in your brilliance, come up with =)

  4. You are just like my friend Natalie who writes super fast. Unfortunately, she usually has a lot of rewriting ahead of her, even though her first drafts are genuinely brilliant.

    I'm glad I don't write that fast. I enjoy the process so much I wouldn't want it rushed. :)

  5. I envy you your speed. Come check out my entry in the murder scene blogfest : http://rolandyeomans.blogspot.com/.
    Thanks Roland

  6. I'm an OCD writer too, but it affects me differently. However occasionally I get the same itch to get the story out, and then I write embarrassingly fast. So, I understand ...