Do other writers have the same problem? I’ve written my novel, launched it, watch it go up and down in sales, get a great response from reviewers and readers and now – nothing. I feel like an empty vessel. Nothing more to say, at least in the world of story telling. I know all the self-help motivations, but at the moment, they don’t feel as though they apply.

Maybe three is my lucky number, three books is not a bad report to leave behind, but not doing research, not having every waking moment taken up with figuring out characters, their lives, problems, hopefully solutions, it all seems too strange. Maybe I have to make me one of my characters, in the novel of my life and an answer will eventually be illuminated.