My Life as a Writer with OCD
I haven’t been to therapy yet, but I can’t live like this.
I’ve been trying to stop the habitual rituals that are nonsensical.
To be honest, I have this urge to delete this blog and start over again.
But that would only worsen my OCD, and I might regret that action later.
But I really would love to start over.
I count numbers when I do things, and it’s weird.
Like I have to do everything 3 times.
And it’s driving me crazy.
I reread sentences in books 3 times.
I proofread my blog posts 3 times.
And I even have this urge to proofread my old blog posts.
I sometimes edit those old blog posts because of an awkward sentence.
Or a misspelled word, a wrong punctuation, or simply a bad choice of words.
And nothing can annoy me better than tags and categories.
OCD has affected my main project which is a romance novel.
When it’s not working out, I feel like I should start over again.
And I just delete my work and start over again.
And I only have one question for the OCD writers out there.
How do you cope up?