Spent the last couple of days writing and revising my synopsis for Executive Demands. Sent it off to my CP's to get feedback. I smoothed out some plot issues in the first half the book, dropped a bunch of side threads and superfluous scenes and characters. I have two twists in the second half of the book. That might be one twist too many but we'll see how I feel as I get closer to writing it.
I worked on it all day yesterday and today. I've noticed that sitting at my desk for eight hours writing really produces results - but by the time I'm done I feel like a wet dish rag. All I want to do is eat and have a nap. Not healthy at all. I wonder how full time writers organize their days so they don't turn into zombies. Or, maybe I'm the only one this happens to? I noticed this before and wondered if drinking too much caffeine was making me feel washed out. Both my kids were working yesterday and I mowed my lawn on Saturday so other than dropping off and picking up and running to the grocery store on Sunday I wrote all day. Then last night I sat in front of the TV and watched a bad movie. Miss Congeniality 2 - the best advertisement for never doing a sequel.
Today I skipped the coffee and I still feel lethargic with no energy to do anything else but eat and sleep. I know Nora writes all day like a full time job, I wonder what she does to keep her energy up? Maybe next time I plan an all day writing session I should plan part of it for Starbucks? Or do my exercise in the middle of the day rather than at night.
How long are your writing sessions? Do you find you have to break it up? Or get away from the desk or the house? Or does writing all day energize you?