Damn, I seem to be getting later and later with my posts!
My fault, please pardon…
I was watching “The Twin Towers” segment of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy this weekend, when it struck me–how long the movies are, all the particular details, the emotions, the physical drive of the things…all of these elements are maintained throughout the films. With no lapse in the worldbuilding, no loss of interest in the characters, no visible decrease in the passion for the film at any time.
Eight years. Yeah, I looked it up. Altogether, it took about eight years for Peter Jackson to finish the films. Eight years!
I wonder if I could ever maintain the passion for a project for such a length of time. As it is, before I’m a good 3/4 of the way through one book, I’m well into thinking about the next. And I wonder if that takes away some of the passion for the book I’m currently working on, that I’m so quick to move on to something else.
Part of it is putting the product out there as much as we can, I know. And the fact that authors’ brains are usually so full of stories it’s only natural to feel driven to get them out.
Still…I wonder about creating something that would require absolute focus, complete devotion, for as long as it’d take to do the thing complete justice.
Can you imagine it?