Saturday, January 14, 2017

"The Scorching" is done, done, done. I was going to do one more beginning-to-end editing, but I don't think it is necessary and might even be counterproductive. I'll do some polishing of the last four or five chapters over the next week or so, but other than that, I'm ready to send it on to Lara.

I'm doubting the idea of sending it to agents. I hate that process so much. I'm still a little undecided. Part of me says it wouldn't hurt to give it a shot, and then, if I don't get a satisfactory answer in three months, go ahead and publish it myself on May 1 or so.

Part of me says...why bother?

I'm so looking forward to writing something new. But...interestingly, I don't have any ideas right now. That's unusual. Just letting it come to me. I'm hoping for something fantasy and first person, but I'll know when it comes to me.

LATER: I've taken one of my favorite characters from "Said the Joker, to the Thief" and decided to write a novella about him. "The Toad King."  I started in first person and present tense, but decided I didn't like it. Besides, if I write a series of novellas set in the Thirteen Principalities, then I need to make them stylistically consistent. 

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