This has seriously affected my writing.
But I can't really blame the books, as much as I'd like.
Lots of things seem to be going on right now. Lots of things, but not writing.
The thing is: I miss it. But I'm at a point in my story where I should KNOW my characters and I don't feel I do yet. So that's requiring me to think about them more. To understand their back stories (without writing them). Maybe I should write their back stories. Maybe that's what's missing. But not for the book – for me. For me to get to know my characters better. It's certainly something worth thinking about.
For you non-plotter writers out there, how do you get to know your characters, when it seems they're distant?
In the meantime, I'll enjoy the Black Dagger Brotherhood books. Because they're really GOOOOOD!