After some excellent feedback from beta readers, I'm heading into another revision of THE MADMAN'S CROWN this summer. Is it draft 6? 7? 8? 5? I have no idea.
I just know that I really, really, really hope it is the last revision I will do before I'm ready to query. (More importantly, I suppose, I hope I am able to recognize whether or not that is the case, but hey--let a girl dream...)
So I'll be doing that^ this summer.
But I feel like I should get working on a new project as well: drafting/outlining book two. I have two reasons for wanting to start this:
1) If you must pitch something with the suggestion that it be a series, I have heard it's good to have a solid idea of where the next book is going--or even a draft of the next book. (I should probably do more research on this point. I'll blog about my findings when I do.)
2) Though I'm actually excited to dive into draft 1,877 (oops, am I exaggerating?) of THE MADMAN'S CROWN, part of me is also DYING to forge ahead in the story!
I'm going to try the dual-project system for a while at least, but I'm not sure how it will work for me. I know a lot of people multitask in this way, so I guess I shouldn't be too worried.
Opinions? Horror stories? Success stories? Random anecdotes?
Happy writing, happy reading, happy blogging!