I’m finished with my edits for now. After the Writer’s League of Texas conference on the 26th, I’ll read again if I have any agent nibbles, but for the moment, I’m done with my current project.
When it started, just a tiny idea, I thought I’d never be done with it. That it would never be grown and go off to agents on its own, without me to protect it, to make sure it eats and wears clean underwear…
Now, along with trying to come up with a one sentence pitch for the conference, I also have to try and think of something new. And wouldn’t you know it, just like when I finished my other books, all I can think of are sequels for this one. *Sigh*
I thought I’d learned my lesson. No sequels for a book that hasn’t sold. Must always keep leaping forward, writing new things, working out new ideas, all in case this novel is also a no-sell. I know all of this, and yet, I still keep getting all these sequel ideas. It’s like when you watch a movie, and you start thinking about everything you’d do differently if you were the director.
Does this ever happen to you? Either the movie thing or the inability to let one idea go and move on to the next? What do you do to get yourself onto another track? I’ve got novel empty-nest syndrome!