Anais Nin, a fellow Cuban-American Author, once said, " We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect."
For me since much of my work comes from a place of pain, darkness, repressed feelings...indeed going back through the lives of my characters provides me with an opportunity to visit moments/experiences of my life I had suppressed and finally put the pass to rest.
Does all this make any sense to any of you? Do you relate? Any thoughts....?