It has dawned on me that I lose interest in writing my novels because they are boring.
They are boring because they are history tomes with a few fictional characters thrown in; the history takes centre stage and the characters and minor incidents are incidental.
I realised this because I find writing my short stories exciting.....and that's because I'm making them up as I go along and they have only a tenuous link with reality.
Soooooo I have one Hell of a lot of re-imagining to do. I'm not depressed by this I feel liberated because I've given myself permission to invent stuff.
Now, let's see, when and where did I last see my imagination? I might have left it on a bookshelf somewhere or possibly in my trinkets box,.
Gotta go and hunt it down.