I’ve gotten up to 56K so far, but some of that extra 6K is pretty fragmented, and there’s a big chunk I haven’t touched yet–a hole in the middle of the story that I’m carefully shoring up around the edges before I plunge in. Still, I think it’ll work. Hopefully.
The psychotic raving fire-on-the-mountain inspiration of last week has passed off–I’m still working on it, but I’m not waking up at 3 AM to think about gnoles. Which is disappointing, because I really, really love that feeling, but probably good because such things are not sustainable for very long…or so I tell myself. *grin*
The hard part of really acute inspiration is not crashing badly afterwards. I’m staying quite productive, though, so that’s good, although I think I may be getting sick–my throat has felt sort of thick for several days–not painful, but kind of sticky–and I’m viewing food with a faint nausea. If it doesn’t clear up by the end of the week, I’ll go check in with the doctor, but it frankly wouldn’t surprise me if I’d just burned out my immune system. The body and brain are not terribly seperate–prolonged creative effort’ll run you dry.
Still, it was worth it. It’s always worth it. I could be puking my guts out by tomorrow night, and in between heaves, echoing faintly down the porcelain, would come the cry “And I regret NOTHING!”
Also picked up a copy of Knights of the Old Republic II. (Man, I think I just love Bioware.) I know already that I will go to the Light Side because I am not into eating puppies and whatnot, but it should be fun while it lasts.