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    Anybody here ever write themselves sick?

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    I did last Sunday morning, and I'm still suffering the consequences.

    Got three more chapters written, though!
     
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    I wrote once for about 10 hours straight.
    I was light-headed, cranky, and swore I felt a nosebleed coming in.
     
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    Haha. :D I did this in school once. Because of medical reasons I was allowed an extra hour during exams, and though I definitely needed the time, I didn't exactly enjoy it ...

    My first language is English but I was writing in Norwegian and because I was doing so for so many hours straight I had to rewire my brain afterwards to stop going around "thinking" in Norwegian (and if you think that sounds cool you probably don't live in Norway). I even got a 6/6 mark on the test, despite practically bullshitting the whole thing because I didn't know any of the stuff the essay was supposed to be about.
     
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    Oh, crumb. It's 3:30 AM and I'm doing it again! I'm going to have such a relapse . . .
     
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    One time. From sunrise to sunset. Didn't leave the bed until that time. Killer headache that persisted for days.
    Still got some chapter extras done.
     
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    I once wrote 24,000 words in a weekend. I was dizzy and nauseous. Could no longer think clearly. It was EXACTLY like having a bad concussion. The story was amazing and I just couldn't stop myself.

    17,000 words in one day. I averaged 30 words per minute for ten hours. Best sleep I ever had though. :)
     
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    I had obligations the next day that prevented me from crashing in the morning. Felt like I was operating my body by remote control (try walking in heels after not eating, sleeping, drinking, going to the bathroom, or even moving for ten straight hours). Then didn't get to bed till 1:00 AM Sunday night. Made it through Monday (barely), then woke up Tuesday with a raging case of laryngitis. Had to call in sick on both my jobs. Still coughing up my immortal soul (to borrow a line from Mark Twain) right now.

    If only I thought this stupid novel had any commercial value . . .
     
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    I once wrote thirty thousand NaNoWriMo words on a weekend when I already was sick...
     
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    So much stamina! I just can’t stay concentrated for more than a couple of hours straight. (Probably three or four at the most). Actually, it’s like that for most things. Like all nighters. I can’t pull an all nighter to save my life, and never have. I get tired and bored and by then trying to push through is just pointless. I wish I could, though. I'd get so much more written.
     
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    I can write at most 2500 words per day. This usually takes me an hour or so but after then I am done for that day and no more will come out.
     
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    Spent one full day writing a story just to have it become permanently trapped on a broken computer ._.
     
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    Aaaaaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhhhh!!!!!
     
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    Anyone if write once for 10 hours then it is very difficult for them to be normal.
     
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    Nah, just deadlines and dedication.
    Anyone can do any activity for hours on end if they persevere.
     
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    Absolutely, but the writing wasn't my writing-writing. It was work.
     
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    Yep, wrote 8 hours straight after a very hectic Christmas week and developed a stunning migraine. Still feeling the after-effects 2 weeks on.
    Maybe it's me head telling me to ease off.
    But I'm pretty bone-headed when it comes to my writing.
    On and on, I say!
     
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    I did so last week, or two weeks ago. Wrote for 6 and half hours straight. Not standard writing though. It was all revision. So I was like reading each line 10 times then redoing it. When I started my sample was 2200, when I finished it had become 3500. Lesson is remember food breaks!!!!!
     
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    i wrote until i had syphlits one time. hurt like heck to urinate. now i write cozy mysteries and it really helps with my bowel movements.
     

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