Okay, relax. Remove both hands from the keyboard, or mouse and let them rest comfortably beside you, or in your lap. Now, just read. Now think about one of your characters. You may have done a detailed character sketch, but how well do you really know that person. Some may say: as well as I know the back of my hand. Okay here’s the point of this. Still without looking, do you really remember all the subtle lines and marks on any one of your hands? How many scars? How many spots?
How well did you do? I didn’t do too well.
Sometimes, even in the middle of our story, it wouldn’t hurt to look back at our characters. We might find something we forgot. Or we may need to update the character sheets if we have found something new about them.
Just a thought.