Writing what I know–kinda

I’m ba-a-a-ack! Back to writing on Book 3, that is, and it feels great!

I’ve been stuck for what seems like forever. For months now, I haven’t made any significant progress in the third installment of the Abnormal series, and it’s had me a little depressed.

Now I’m delving into some subject matter that is both familiar and foreign to me: mental illness.

Yes, anyone who has read this blog for a while knows that I’m bipolar. I’ve mentioned it a time or two. So, in theory, I know what mental illness feels like and how to write it–right?

Except I’m not writing about bipolar disorder. The character doesn’t have that; she has something else, something with similar undertones but entirely different motivations and some wildly different contexts. Still, I’m liking the way things are going this morning, and I hope I can maintain this momentum in the coming days/weeks to get this draft done so I can power through the edits and get it submitted.

Then it’s on to Book 4. Lol

I guess I’m almost halfway through the series now, which is a better way to look at it than “stuck on Book 3.”

I’m going to put my character through hell in the coming days/weeks, but she’ll come out stronger for it, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll come out with a stronger understanding of a condition that I’ll never have.