Now I'm FREE for the rest of the summer! And I'm going with a different approach to today's post
So while I was sitting on the train yesterday, I began to mull over my WIP (you can read more about this on my writing blog). This novel has been an ongoing process for me, but one aspect has remained constant, and this applies to everything I write: essays, short stories, a quick scene, an ~80k novel... It is also my question for you all today.
Do you ever feel a certain disconnect with your work?
I know, it sounds weird. How can you feel disconnected from your writing when it's coming straight from your head? Let me explain. Usually, books have the ability to absorb the reader into its world. Usually, said reader will forget everything around them--assuming it's a good story--and one can even imagine themselves as the hero or heroine. But what about the weaver of such a tale? Do the writers get absorbed with their work also--don't confuse this with the writing process, I'm referring to when you sit down and read what you've written--or do the story, characters, and overall writing process inevitably interrupt this in some way?
For me, whenever I try to read something I've written, I'm always (even if it's unconsciously) trying to improve the work in some way. I can temporarily become absorbed as I try to picture the imagery I describe... but for the most part? I'm conscious of what I write, and that somehow interrupts my reading experience. Maybe it'll be different if I ever get a book I write in published form.
Is this the same for the rest of you, or is it easy to let go and simply enjoy what you've written?