I recently found out that one of my favourite authors has published two new books. Excited, I ordered my copies from the book depository. Usually it takes about a week for the books to arrive, so in the meantime I thought I’d read some of the earlier books in the series while I was waiting.
Unfortunately, now that I’m writing, I find it very difficult to focus on the story. I keep looking at different aspects of her writing, like her use of descriptive language, dialogue, sentence structure and punctuation. It is frustrating I can’t just lose myself in the story like I did the first time when I read it.
Has anyone else ever had the same experience? Can you ever enjoy books in the same way once you become a writer?