Is it a problem to get lost in your make-believe world for a while?

It seems that we can be endlessly focussed on a single thing to the detriment of all else, and, when that task is complete, suddenly we feel totally exhausted.

That’s how I feel right now.

Only in my case, it’s a double whammy.  I just finished the NaNoWriMo project (just nudging 90,000 words), and another story I was working on before November came along.

The thing is, I just wrote 14 episodes over the course of a few days where ordinarily I would write one or two, and work alternately on three other episodic stories at the same time.

But once I started working on it, I decided that while I was in the groove so to speak I would let the story pan out.  I’m glad I did.

It could have gone in any direction if I’d stuck to my usual modus operandi, but now I feel it went the way I’d hoped it would.  There’s a bit more to do, but it will reach a conclusion soon.

This means I’m free to work on the other three, but somehow, last night, I was looking at one of them, and suddenly ideas were popping into my head at an alarming rate, and when the session was over I had five new episodes and another three in outline.

Somehow I don’t think I’ll be stopping for Christmas, except to have something to eat, and a glass of champagne.

Something else that pleases me, and is entirely unexpected, is that I have sold 5 copies of my books in the last fortnight.  I know I’m not about to be vying for the top of the bestseller list, but it’s a start.

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