OK, so now I’m on chapter 6 of the story and we see how quickly Noelle is losing touch with reality. If a person has no friends and is cooped up in a small space all day, they will probably go crazy and lose touch with reality within a few weeks.
There is a such thing as this, and it’s known as maladaptive daydreaming. This condition is mainly fantasy escapism and avoidance of many social obligations. On a side note, I struggle with it every day.
As for Noelle, she realizes that she needs to get help for her problems, and yet, she refuses to ask for help. Plus, dealing with a cruel cousin and having an obsession with fan fiction isn’t doing her any favors.
But this story is far from over, as I plan to make it 15 chapters long, not counting the prologue and epilogue. Also, Noelle has to fall down before she can get back up again.
Can she shake off her addiction to fan fiction for good? Stay tuned!
- Exchanging Original Fiction (gwynnejackson.wordpress.com)
- Fan Fiction: “Fury Load” (drawinghotrods.wordpress.com)
- Writing Prompt: The Evil Hero (logophilius.blogspot.com)
- Reality is Successful (heysomeguy.wordpress.com)
- Top Ten Most Terrifying Mental Illnesses (thetoptens.com)
- What makes “a new mental illness”?: The cases of solastalgia and hubris syndrome. Cosmos and History, 2009. Part 1. (amedicaleducation.wordpress.com)
- Mentally ill are largely not violent (mysanantonio.com)
- I Hear Voices in My Head, But I’m Fine (alternet.org)