Friday, September 25, 2009

Biblical proportions I tell you

I have had a brain surge yesterday and today. It felt good. It cost me most of a nights sleep, but it felt good. Still feels good. A welcome relief from the past month or so when I have had a collective word count of probably under 10K.

I didn't write much today, it was all notes, but it was words and a better part of a much longer story in now in outline form on my computer. I am ready to roll. I haven't decided if I am going to go back on my original NaNo story and use this one instead or start this one and then go into my NaNo idea. Either way, it feels good to have the brain working again. I think it was the large quantity of chocolate I inhaled yesterday at lunch.

I also managed to pound out 1500 words of a story I don't know how to finish (or if I ever will). I really like where I have taken it so far, with a very hardboiled feel to it, but I dont' know if I should continue it as a crime story (the way I originally intended) or take it into the realm of horror (which I could very well do the way I have set it up). Either way I need an appropriate monster, be it man or beast.

Oh, this feels good. I just hope it doesn't disturb my sleep for many more nights. Although if it propels my brain like it did last night I'll take it.


Cate Gardner said...

That sounds wonderful... I need a power surge.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate- that is a good way to put it. Kind of what it felt like.

Aaron Polson said...

Power surges are what I live for. Awesome.

K.C. Shaw said...

Aha, Nano's broadcasting brainwaves again, I see. Around this time of year I start to get so many ideas I can't decide which one to use for Nano. It's a wonderful problem to have, even if you lose a bit of sleep.

Katey said...

Sleep is for the weak. Writing, now THAT feels good. Awesome!

Fox Lee said...

For some reason, I have the image of Prince Valiant (was that his name?) lifting up his sword and saying, "By the power of Greyskull!" to become He-Man : )

BT said...

Inspiration = good.

Sleep is over rated, you should know, you've got kids!

Like Aaron said - awesome!

Danielle Birch said...

It does sound wonderful, says me as I sit staring at the computer, bleary-eyed, with a severe case of Mondayitis.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Aaron- as long as it doesn't blow a fuse.

K.C.- I think you are right, I believe I ran into the same thing last year.

Katey- That was my motto in college.

Nat- I tried that, I am still a wimp with a dorky costume.

BT- Inspiration is very good.

Danielle- I hope you got over your mondayitis. Sending good thoughts your way.