Writer's high

Urgh. I tried to write a funny post showing my train of thoughts from last night, but you know what? It wasn’t funny at all. And after those gut-busting Hyperbole and a Half links, I just can’t bear to fail at funny.

So here’s the deal: Monday I got squat done. Well, correction: I got a LOT done, but none of it was for me. Then last night I had the house to myself (Andy started a new class for his MBA program) and I decided to write from dinner until Life Unexpected. This was more or less how it went:

Yay let’s write!

Wait a minute, this is hard…

Wtf am I doing?

Crap, I guess I just have to try.

Well, maybe this isn’t so bad…

Hey, it’s been 2 hours, and I wrote 800 words, and they mostly don’t suck!

Writer’s high!

Honestly, it was the best feeling in the world, and I practically danced around the house all night. (Okay, in reality I sat on the couch with my dog and watched TV, but you know, same difference.) Anyway, I wish I could bottle that feeling and take a sip whenever I’m feeling “stuck,” but since I can’t, I’ll just have to come back to this post and focus on that last, museum-worthy image.

17 responses to “Writer's high”

  1. John Avatar

    True story.

  2. T.S. Bazelli Avatar

    ROFL Right now I’m in the WTF am I doing stage!! I hope I make it to the next one hehe

  3. Sonja Avatar

    Writer’s high is indeed pretty damn good. I suspect that if we could get it whenever we wanted it, it wouldn’t be as good.

  4. Sarah Avatar

    LOVE it! 800 useable words is gold, but so is having fun doing something you were meant to do. One day at a time. I’m going to go write a few hundred, I think. Okay. I’m going.

  5. Shari Avatar

    Most amazing feeling in the world, isn’t it? There’s nothing like having that writer’s high that reminds you why you fell in love with the craft in the first place :-) And you know, I genuinely believe that passion comes shining through in the words. You can always tell when an author is absolutely loving their work.

    So glad you had such a great time!!

  6. krista Avatar

    awesome! if you figure out how to bottle it, i’ll pay you a pretty penny for it. ;)

  7. Jon Avatar

    Nice illustrations! Of course, if you were a beat writer, I don’t think that would have been a totally innocent high..

  8. Kristan Avatar

    Hmm, you might have a point there…

    Doooo it! I haven’t read anything from you in a while (except the blog, which admittedly is fun)!

    Oh Krista, I don’t know if I could sell it… (But maybe I’d be willing to slip a bit to my friends. ;))

    Haha yeah, I’m like the squarest writer I know, beat or not.

  9. Les Avatar

    I’m stuck on “wait a minute, this is hard” hahah

  10. Naomi Avatar

    *looks at last picture*
    *runs off to write*
    Thanks for the inspiration :)

  11. Joelle Avatar

    Duuude..that is the best high. It’s been sooo long, I want it again, okay guess I have to write to get it. Going to go write. Really I am, well maybe….. :) Thanks for the post – I loved the giggle.

  12. Scott Avatar

    I just broke an all too long writing slump and it felt fantastic. The move had me so overwhelmed with unpacking and resettling that writing wasn’t even an option for a while. Felt good to get back in the saddle.

  13. elizabeth-flourish in progress Avatar

    I love this! I know how you feel. Sometimes, even something simple like a short blog post takes me hours (like 5), but at the end I feel so rewarded.

    Stumbled onto your blog today. Looking forward to reading more.

  14. Albie Avatar

    LOL, love the drawings :D wish i could draw… heck, wish i could color… =/

  15. Kristan Avatar

    I get stuck there all the time.

    Glad to help!


    Glad you’re safely moved — AND back in the saddle! Sounds like good times. :)

    Haha, yeah, blogs aren’t as easy as they look. Mine probably take an average of 1 hr per post, but 5 hrs isn’t exactly uncommon either… Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to seeing you around. :)

    Don’t worry about blogging or coloring just yet. (There probably aren’t plugins for that.) Just keep blogging!

  16. Katie Avatar

    I’ve been feeling that way a lot lately. If you find a way to bottle it, let me know!


  17. Sherrie Petersen Avatar

    Love your illustrations! I wish I could draw that cute!