You know the writing is at that intense stage when I can’t sleep in on a weekend. For the third morning in a row, I was up at 5. On Friday and Saturday, I tried (in vain) to fall asleep again, and finally got up at 7. This morning, I held out until 6, then decided screw it.

I’ve told anyone who will listen that I’m not even human before 8. I stand by this. But then, I’m not really human while novelling.

I’m closing in on 28000 words fast, with 11 complete chapters. I’m starting to worry that this book will end up on the far side of 140k words, but we’ll figure that out when we get there.

Meanwhile, in Friday’s session, I wrote a pair of scenes that go hand in hand and have me fangirling so hard it’s not even funny. Maybe it’s bad writers etiquette to fangirl over your own work, but today I don’t care. I am SO excited.

I’ve also really been enjoying these shorter blog posts. I mean, this is me, blogging on a Sunday morning. Never done that before. 🙂

Have a good one.



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2 responses to “Fangirling”

  1. It’s absolutely okay to be excited about your work. To know that you created something, to see how exciting it is, to know it came from you? That’s awesome, and it’s unrealistic for people to expect creators to be constantly modest about their work.

    Also, when I was first writing Sneakthief, it would wake me up in the middle of the night. I couldn’t think about anything else. It was a wicked awesome feeling 😀 Revel in what you’ve got going!


    • I really struggle, not because I’m so totally modest, but because I tend to so totally doubt any of it is good. 😛 Blegh. But this book is turning out to be what I want it to be, and I figure I’ll celebrate that until the doubt sets back in. 😀

      Also, what even is sleep? I’m mild now, but give it a week. While writing A Trial of Sparks & Kindling, I operated on less than 5 hours per night. I couldn’t turn off the story.

      You have every right to be freaking out over Sneakthief, BTW. It’s AMAZING.


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