March 11, 2007

My addiction

I’m taking a breather right now from my WIP to blog. Why? Well, there are a couple of reasons, the first that I haven’t blogged in a long time. The second is that I’m a little tired of my WIP. Don’t get me wrong, I love my characters, I think I have a good story to tell, but unlike a certain friend of mine, I do not like having my back against the wall.

At least not when it comes to writing.

During the process of writing this book, I’ve found myself struggling. Struggling with family and friends needing my time, as well as with attempting to get the story on the page and out of my head. Some books are like this. Why? I’m not sure anyone really knows. But here I sit, my deadline breathing down my neck and I’m beginning to sweat.

Will I make it? Boy, I hope so. I could really use a break on this story. I need to finish it and get on with other things that I’ve let pile up while writing. There are the important things, like paying the bills and going grocery shopping, but I’m talking about the things I do strictly for me. The little things that keep me sane. Like reading.

You see, I usually can’t stand to read while I’m writing. At least not when I’m writing as many hours a day as I’m doing right now. Not only have I not found a way to squeeze more than 24 hours in a day, but I find reading when I’m deep into my own story too distracting.

I have to tell you, I get cranky when I’m not reading. I’m like a junkie in need of a fix. I swear I get physical symptoms of withdrawal. I long to hold a book in my hands, smell the ink on the pages and lose myself in the story. I can actually hear my ‘to be read’ pile calling out to me right now!

Sigh. I’m not the only one who does this, am I?

Well, it’s back to the WIP for me. It’s time to get this book done so I can get my ‘fix’. Have a great week, everyone, and don’t forget to join me for a chat tomorrow at Romance at Heart 8pm EST.