Post-novel Blues

I’ve been out of sorts for the last two weeks, and yesterday I finally figured out why: I miss my novel. I miss my characters.

I didn’t go through this phase much with Jade Tiger back in 2003 because a family tragedy pretty much consumed my life for  months after I finished. The post-novel blues are vastly preferable to that nightmare, but unexpectedly powerful in their own right. I find myself desperate to continue writing in the Above World universe. The novel doesn’t deserve fans (yet), but I want to write fan fiction!

(Okay, now that I’ve said that, I’m totally going to do it.)

Help me, friends. How do you get through this?


Comments

Dayle 10 years ago .

Get excited about the next novel! :-)

Bruce Cordell 10 years ago .

My next absorption: download Ghormenghast from audible and lose touch. And just perhaps learn a few things about evocative sentence structure ;-)

Jamie 10 years ago .

I had the same bring-down when I finished TIME OUT in March … a kind of graphomaniac’s post-partum depression.
My solution? Immediately begin work on a new short story.

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