I am always impressed with the intricate details of each character and how you weave events together across several novels. What is it like keeping track of all these details after thousands of pages of storytelling?
It's just in my head. I think in shapes; each scene and character has a shape, and the shapes of the scenes fit (eventually) into a bigger shape that's a book--but the shapes of the books in turn make a bigger shape, which is the overall story. I don't know what the shape will look like, though, until I've been working on whatever it is for a while.