Monday, 16 March 2009
I'm in an unusually contemplative mood right now.
It may be something to do with the number of plates I'm spinning, though I normally do have a dozen projects on the go at once - I suspect it's more to do with the one which has stopped spinning, i.e. the novel which I finished last night. (Finally.)
Yep, volume 1 of my series is now fully available to read on the website. It will get redrafted in due course (after at least six months of not reading it) but in the meanwhile I'm going to use my NaNo code to get a copy on real paper.
So - after a couple of hours of pure self-congratulation - I'm asking myself "what now?"
I've promised myself a couple of months 'off' from weekly serialization, so I can work on volume 2 in relative peace, and I'll probably throw out a couple of short stories to plug the gaps.
I also want to make sure that I'm completely happy with the plot of volumes 3 and 4 before I commit too much of '2' to paper (or screen), so I have quite a bit of thinking to do as well. And to build myself enough of a buffer at the beginning of volume 2 that I can start serializing it without worrying that one unexpected event would throw me completely off track.
Fiction-wise, that's probably enough to keep me busy until it's time to dive back in to serializing volume 2 - which, unless anyone has any better ideas, I intend to do in about the same way as I did the last one.
I also want to use this break to focus more on my travel writing, but that deserves its own post later in the week.