I’m working on my next book and it’s been so long since my last one that I have to go back and review.
Not by choice, of course. If I could, I would write for ten to fourteen hours each day instead of driving. Unfortunately, the latter pays better. Even more unfortunate, It only allows for less than a handful of hours per week of ‘me’ time. Finally, at the bottom of the unfortunate well, is me reading my last book for consistency issues. I know what I want to do, I just can’t remember how I got here.
I had to ask myself, “Has it been so long since I got here?”
The answer is “Yes, yes it has.”
I published The Hunter Reborn in 2013. And while it doesn’t feel like it was that long ago, I still have the need to return and refresh. My protagonist is always at the top of my thoughts. His adventures, past and current, dominate my creative process, so much, that I have little time to pursue any of my smaller writing projects. Yet, I find myself struggling to remember some of the details.
OF course I don’t expect to remember them all, I’m just disappointed at my lack of idyllic memory.
So I ask again, “Is it just me,” or do you also have to return, and refresh? Whether writing the next book in a series, or just for the sake of it?