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?
3 thoughts on “Post-novel Blues”
Get excited about the next novel! :-)
My next absorption: download Ghormenghast from audible and lose touch. And just perhaps learn a few things about evocative sentence structure ;-)
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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