"My work has always been in process. Finishing a dance has left me with the idea, often slim in the beginning, for the next one. In that way, I do not think of each dance as an object, rather a short stop on the way." -- Choreographer Merce Cunningham
I ran across this quote today while working on outlines for Crossfire, the second book in the Darkride Chronicles, and I really identified with the sentiment. I think that anyone who writes a series hopes that each of the books will feel complete in and of itself, but that they will also feel like part of something bigger. We want them to be snapshots of something in motion, moments in the lives of the characters - lives which hopefully go on even off the page. This quote has given me something to think about while I scribble my notes (and clean my kitchen, and go over Darkride copy edits and do all the other things I have to do today!) I am excited for the next stop on the way!