the story never leaves me

I started a new novel last Thursday, something I've been thinking about writing for a while, and I've pumped out 111 pages, 26,600 words, in less than a week. For me, stories aren't written at my computer, per se. They're written while I wake up in the morning, and fall asleep at night, and do the dishes, and take the dog outside to pee. My characters, my plots, never leave my mind. So when I do have time to sit down and write, I've actually got something to write. Sometimes just sitting down and pushing words out works, but I find more often than not that the actual story comes out when I take a few moments away from the keyboard to figure things out.

My main character, Gemma, is a seventeen-year-old girl who can talk to animals—a talent I refer to as Second Speech. I'm too tired to elaborate, or maybe too lazy because I want to get back to writing, but I'm very pleased with the story. I predict I can get 3 books out of this, but we'll see...