I haven't done much new work on Sarah, it seems, since last November. I've done edits on what already exists, but not much new. There have been other things to pursue, other interests, other stories.
Now that Gwalchmei is on a sort of forced hiatus while I do some research, I am able to re-focus time and effort on Sarah.
I was rather shocked to realize that so much time had elapsed since any new stuff had been written for Sarah. I suppose it's because I am still in an area of the story where I cannot clearly see my path forward.
It was like that when I wrote the story of 'The Kid'. I was well into it, just sort of following my nose, if you will, before I got to a point in the story where I could suddenly see the whole thing.
Sarah is a much, much bigger story. There are so many possibilities, so many potential paths to follow, that it's going to take some time to crystallize the story so that I can see the whole thing.
So I'm just following my nose, again, letting the story take me where it wants to go. There's been a couple of surprises for me, so far, and I'm sure she's not done taking me in unexpected directions yet. But the drive is coming back - the love for this story is pushing at me to write it, again.
So I shall.