shava23 (shava23) wrote,

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The word for today is: Hypergraphia

Those of you who've known me for a while, know I write a lot, typically, since the early 80s, 2000-5000 words a day.  Most of those words are emails, postings to groups, often blog articles.  For the last three years or so, that output was probably cut to 2-5K words a week.  It's  been something I've missed terribly.

Historically I haven't gotten writer's block, I've merely gotten writer's ooo-shiny!  I can spend a lot of time writing things that aren't the thing I should be writing.  But I *always* have written, facilely, to order, on inspiration, branching things to say until I have partial bits of a dozen publishable essays in the course of a day.  When I got stale on one, I'd return to another.  Or I'd go back to a thread and add even more to it.

Today is the first day since the new meds kicked in that I've felt like that again.  I don't know, but I hope it sticks.  I wrote a reasonable ream of stuff on twitter, and in email to a half dozen people on some pretty intense topics.  I started work on a journal article due at the end of the month for New Directions in Folklore on transmedia's roots in early religious material culture and myth cycles, hitting the lens of JRRT's idea of sub-creation somewhere in the middle.

It's 11pm and I expect I've written enough for the day.  An old-Shava level of output.  But hey, let me check my email one more time...

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