A Dizzy Feeling in the Head

I don’t know about you, but when I write for long stretches of time on my WIP (work in progress) I get a weird feeling in my head.

It’s like I’m distanced from reality,  not that I’m living in my book, but like I exist in an ether between its world and the one I live and breath in. It’s an odd sensation, and the closest description I can come up with is a dizzy, or disassociated feeling. ( Okay, you can call me a dizzy dame.)

I’ve been working hard on revisions to my WIP. My mantra is: “Each edit makes the story clearer.” I hang on to that, as I plow through words with my rudimentary skills, feeling like an artist creating a delicate necklace with a shovel. I passed the Black Moment and am heading downhill to the finish line.

The process is exciting, but also exhausting. I’m thankful that the local Starbucks has Frappachinos on sale for half price.

I wonder if writing gets easier with practice, but I suspect not.

I know this is not an exciting post, but it does explain why I haven’t been bloggin lately. I’m too  dizzy:)

Author: Jo-Ann Carson

About Jo-Ann Carson Where magic happens … Reports of Jo-Ann Carson’s death on a Gulf Island are greatly exaggerated or, at the very least, premature. The eclectic crew of ghosts that haunt her head spill onto the page in two series: The Gambling Ghosts and The Ghost & Abby Mysteries. A Viking with existential issues, a broken hearted Highlander, a Casanova man-witch and a Pirate with a secret are just a few of the males her strong heroines encounter in tales of fantasy, adventure and romance. A firm believer in the magic of our everyday lives, Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, walking beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest and reading by the fire. You can visit her on social media: Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook

8 thoughts on “A Dizzy Feeling in the Head”

  1. Ditto what Stacy said. Busy in edits myself. Hard to stay focused when blogs call me to put off what I need to be doing and is soooo hard. LOL Hang in there.


  2. I feel exactly what you’ve described. I’m working on my first draft and at times it’s hard to pull myself back into my reality after a good writing session.


  3. Well expressed. Like an out-of-the body experience. I’ll have to remember to try Frappachinos for that problem (gives me the perfect excuse; I had to, I was dizzy and out of my head)


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