A discussion on Monday’s #This&That&TheOtherThing post made me ask myself if rereading my own books now and then is a really weird thing to do. Honestly, I couldn’t decide, so I figured I’d toss the question out to all of you. Do you reread your own books now and then? Why? Or why not?
I do, but not more often than once a year or so. And I do it for several reasons:
- To remember small details that I might want to mention going forward in the series.
- To see if I’ve been consistent throughout with certain plot points.
- To help me see what I did then that I’ve learned how do better now.
- To remind myself that I’m finally following my dream and have the proof of that right in front of my eyes.
At my age, I’m not likely to spend a lot of time revising what’s already out there. I’ve chosen to use my remaining writing years telling new stories and hopefully improving my skills as I go.
But how about you? Do you move on without ever looking back? Or do you reread now and then, and if so, why?
Inquiring Minds Wanna Know