I have seen some writers that say they cannot read while they write; that it somehow blocks their creative flow... I cannot imagine right now NOT reading while I work on this project... but it has to be very, very good writing.
I find that it stimulates my mind; creates a new flow of my mind. I want the protagonist character of Brian Jefferson to grow and develop organically. If I try to focus solely on the book and the characters, I think I will lose that organic spontaneity.
I want there to be changes; differences, directions I did not pre plan. I have already made some big time changes in the development of the character and I hope to get inspired with other changes later. I cannot do that if all I do is keep a singular laser like focus on one direction.