Sunday, August 26, 2018

Where to go from here?

I finished my last manuscript and I am in that in-between place. I started playing with ideas for another story (based on the Little Mermaid: man, that is one twisted story!), but I got stalled on that one. I'll return to it soon, I think, but it wasn't what I wanted to work on right away.

I reviewed a book I wrote last year. It was good; I mean, I like it a lot. I was going to do book 2 and book 3, but I've decided to write an epilog instead and tie it in with another series I have going.

So now I'm going to re-read that other series and tie the four books there with that book I wrote last year. I own the rights to those books, so easy to update them, but I am hesitant to delve into that alternate reality right now. Once I go there, it's hard to come back, if you know what I mean.

I also want to review some older books of mine that will have rights returning to me and decide how to rework those. I hate looking back, if you know what I mean, but I think I need to, at least at some point. However, I still want to write at least one or two more books this year, so delve I shall into the old books. This is one of those decision points for me, and I am rather looking forward to what might come of it.



Jannine Gallant said...

Sounds like you have lots of choices. Revisiting old books is interesting, but it makes me crazy wanting to edit them, since I keep getting better (technically) with each book I write. Have fun with all your projects!

Leah St. James said...

I avoid looking back because there are always things I want to change, but it's a good exercise now and then. Enjoy exploring!

remullins said...

I'm with Leah on this. I usually avoid re-reading my stuff. I re-do my current WIP so often that I'm usually sick of it by the time it makes it to print.

Vonnie Davis said...

I have too many projects half-finished and ma eager to start something fresh. I understand your situation, but it looks like you have a plan in mind. Good luck!

Margo Hoornstra said...

Go where your thoughts and ideas take you. Above all, enjoy the journey.

J L said...

I write one big book (120,000 words) a year plus two smaller ones (75K or so). I need to write one more this year, but that'll take me two months, so I have some time for this retrospective. I hope!