I went for a run last night to try and clear my head and figure out why I was feeling so strange about publishing Sanchin in eBook format. I think I get it now and I would probably feel the same way if it was out in paperback too.
For the last six months I’ve spent more time with the characters of Sanchin than I have with the real people in my life. Now the book is out there and I have no excuse keep going back to check this and that, I actually miss them.
I keep dipping into Yantsu but I haven’t fully got back into it yet. When I put Sanchin aside to get a bit of distance before the final edit, Yantsu was just rolling onto the page but it feels a little forced now.
I need to give myself time to re bond with Danny and the new set of characters. It’s almost like missing a friend who has gone away. You don’t want to start making new friends until you get over missing the old ones.
Do I sound like a total freak or is this a normal thing for fiction writers?
I’ve decided to get a few things done on here this morning and then take the afternoon away from the computer. I need to get grounded in the real world for a while. I think I’ll go and wander round town, maybe go for a coffee and just get a bit of breathing space.
Tonight I’ll read through what I’ve already written of Yantsu and then training and bed. Maybe tomorrow I will have a little more perspective and I won’t feel quite so much like a crazy person.