I mean let’s be realistic, if I ask that on my FB page I’m opening myself up to a lot of sarcastic comments (I have the power of delete though). The “normal” I’m referring to is what all writers go through, I hope. So here’s a list of what I do and I need to know if you do it too?
Am I normal…
…to procrastinate finishing the last chapter of my book? I am two thousand words away and I can’t find two seconds to finish. My god man, “getter done!”
…because I’m totally freaking out/obsessing that my book is ending in the right place? I have a potential series here so where do I stop?
…if I can visualize every character, except my main man? I see every character in my book clearly, like a photograph, minus the love interest. He’s a main character for god’s sakes, I can describe every detail of his face but when he stands in front of me, it’s like his face goes all fuzzy. You know when you have a dream and you can’t quite see their facial features, that’s him. (Maybe I should look at him through my peripheral like Whitley Strieber has you do in Communion? OMG, my main man is an alien! *gasp*)
…to feel schizophrenic? One minute I think my book is a genius masterpiece and the next it’s total crap?
…to feel excited about editing, revising and rewriting my book? When I look back on the early chapters I see some really good stuff followed by a lot of immature writing. There will be a lot of work here but the potential is exciting.
…to have another book on the side that I give a little love to? Shhh, I don’t want my main book on this computer to find out that I am cheating on it.
These are just few things that drive me crazy and I need to know if you writers out there experience the same. Are you normal?