All the things I'm learning about structure and writing are starting to sink in. Maybe a little too much. I'm having trouble just reading to enjoy. Instead this is what happens:
1. The opening lines and paragraphs of the books I read are beginning to sound like they are all constructed the same way.
2. I keep thinking about what the main character's goal is and what the obstacles are.
3. I notice the author's use of interesting phrases and stop to consider how they fit with the writing style.
4. I think about how the author uses details or dialogue to enhance the characters.
Does this happen to you? I love being a writer, but at some point, I hope I can get back to reading just to enjoy a story. I'm not sure there is any turning back now, though.