I’ve mooched around trying to decide what to do. The choices: either finish HTRYN (write synopsis and query letter; followed by review of revision) and get my ‘pip’ for doing so, or start revising my novel Mystery in Morocco. This will be the second time through with HTRYN.
Yes, yes, I know it’s only supposed to be one pass through but that novel was not a novel when I started HTRYN two years ago. It was my first ever try at writing a book and I made every mistake a new writer makes, and then some 🙂
I reckon that what I finished up with was more like a first draft, rather than unplanned ramblings! And a lot has been learned along the way.
I want to return to my characters in the novel and get it sorted out. It is a novel now but still has the remains of plot threads which don’t belong in it. After the first pass through, then HTRYN with a short story, I reckon I can do justice to my characters and give them the plot they’ve been waiting so patiently for.
Trying to decide what to do has held me in check. Today I realised it doesn’t have to be either/or. I do both. Work on one in the morning, the other in the afternoon. Simples 🙂
Sometimes I just don’t see the obvious!
Today I’ve been printing out all the worksheets for HTRYN, and collecting all the bits and pieces for reviewing the revision of the short story.
If nothing else, it will take my mind off the fact that other people have my short story to read 🙂