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Mental Exhaustion


A combat scene popped in my head for the pending manuscript UNITY ONE "Paradise Lost"

I started writing the dialogue when this line popped in my head: "They're going to try to shoot us down..." An hour later, and 8 sheets of scrap paper later I was still writing. I had to stop because I was making breakfast, at 1 pm and working on the cast of characters for "Texting to Death". I also had the current manuscript "Training a Titan" open because I had delusions of completing chapter 5 today...NOT!


After finishing breakfast I was mentally exhausted. The scene for UNITY ONE was so intense and powerful it took everything out of my widdle brain and left me drained. I was astonished that I couldn't stop myself. I had to force myself to stop to make sure what I was writing made as much sense as it did while I was writing.

I learned a long time ago, that when you're writing it seems as if you're writing a finished, edited book, but when you go over it you will say WTF? This was not the case. I'm very pleased.

The 60 minutes I spent on that scene creation, which will be the ending chapter of the first installment, was equivalent to 5 days of writing.


Jerrimiah Stonecastle

Stonecastle Publications

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