Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Onward and hopefully Upward

I'm done.


Or at least as done as I can be at for the moment. I finished the final edits on my book and have handed it over to my CP for a final look. Then I hope to start querying in September.


In the meantime, I have two options. Go edit the book I finished last summer or start a new one.

Over the past few months an idea has been percolating in my mind. It started with seeing a news story and then I heard a name. So I've been carrying around a notebook and writing down possible scenes, scenarios, and my favorite character names.


And for the first time ever I thought of a title before I even write a word.


All Things Sunny


Actually it's a pretty easy decision. I need a break from editing, so I'm going to work on something new. Once I get a logline written maybe I'll share.


What do you do when you've finished one project? Go edit another or start something new?




20 comments:

Robyn Campbell said...

Patti, my pal, CONGRADS! You are rockin' now. Glad you finished it. (((HUGS)))

I ALWAYS start something new. I thing it keeps the creative part of my brain going. And it refreshes me to start a new project.

Can't wait to read your logline. I know someone who will edit it for free and she's OUTSTANDING! If you want her blog addy, email me. :-)

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Congrats!!! And, I'd say, start the new one...it's better to be deep into a new book when you start querying...it makes the waits less stressful.

Katie Ganshert said...

Congrats on finishing! I usually jump into something new.

And I really like your title!

Carol Riggs said...

Yaaaay, I'm so glad for you. That's a big step. Enjoy your next project while you wait for your CP feedback!!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Congratulations on finishing!!

I usually alternate too. Editing is my least favorite so I need to break it up with a fresh 1st draft of something new.

Look forward to hearing your log line.

Jessica Nelson said...

Woohoo! Good for you! ;-) I don't know what I do. I've been popping between different stories for years based on requests and things. I prefer to write a book. While it's being critiqued, I like to start a new story. that's how I use to do it. Not sure now how things will go.
Love your title!

Laura Pauling said...

I try and start something new before I query. But I do relax for a bit and read and read and read and brainstorm new ideas! Congrats on finishing.

Heidi Willis said...

YAY!!!! Congrats on finishing and the upcoming querying!

And congrats on new ideas! I love new ideas. They are so bright and shiny and fresh!

And great title! I can't wait to hear what it's about!

Connie said...

Congrats on finishing!! Of course, you need to start something new and fun as a reward for all the hard work.

Maggie said...

Congrats on finishing, and I agree, a break from editing is always refreshing. Good luck on the new project.

Ruth Josse said...

How exciting to finish a project! Way to go!

Have fun with your new project. Yay for beginnings:)

Jessie Oliveros said...

I need to read a book called All Things Sunny. I love new ideas-they are VERY exciting.

Kara said...

Good luck with querying! :)

Janet Johnson said...

Yay for a new idea! Best of luck with it.

I usually like to take a little break, just so I'm not totally hating writing. But it depends on what's going on, too.

Melissa Marsh said...

Yay! Major congrats!

I usually give myself some time away from writing after I finish a project - around a week or so. I can't go much longer than that!

Stephanie Humphreys said...

I like your title. I'm sitting here listening to the rain fall yet again and thinking that is just the kind of book I need right now.

Julie Dao said...

I really like your title! And it's so refreshing to work on something new once in a while. I feel like sometimes a WIP can go stale (whether you're in the writing or revision stage), and working on another project can help you clear your mind. Good luck with everything, Patti! Have a great weekend.

Candice said...

Hey, we're almost in the same spot. I just finished my book and am doing a final edit. Then I have to decide whether to start something new or reinvent something old. Good luck!

Terri Tiffany said...

Congrats on finishing it!!! I usually take a mental break and then go back to edit in a few weeks:)

K. M. Walton said...

I always feel restless when I "finish" - sort of lost. I'm in that weird place right now!! Finished my WIP and my CP has it - I don't know what to do with myself!

Congrats on being so close to querying - I wish you the BEST of luck.