Talking with John Van Stry last night about writing, and finishing stories, with my having just finished (for the second time? The missing chapter turned into the missing 4 chapters) the latest story. He grinned. “The silence in my head where the story was is kinda nice! But it won’t last.”
(John just got his latest out the door a week ago, cover and published and everything: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B55DH116/
The one of his I’m really looking forward to I can officially say it now, because it was out at the LibertyCon road show: he’s switching genres again, to hard scifi, and that story is going to be coming out with Baen. The cover art looks fun, and sells the story he was plotting out at us occasionally over dinner! )
My Calmer Half is more the type of writer who always has 5 or 6 stories kind of simmering in the back of his head, so he tries to be sympathetic to the absence of story in my head. Sometimes, though, I think he views it like an injury, losing the stories.
Me, I think of it as a rare glimpse at normality. Or as close as I’m going to get. To be briefly enjoyed before my brain starts slipping into story mode again.
How about you?