This is Bear, my shapeshifter, in his griffin form. Isn't he beautiful?
The writing of my YA novel is progressing nicely.
It seems the draft is going to be a wee bit longer than my conservative estimate of 70,000 words. If you have been watching my progress you'll see I reached 66,000 words today. Which is, of course, Awesome! but we aren't finished yet.
I still have about 8 -10 short chapters to go or about 60 pages, at a rough guess.
Still the end is in sight. YAY! Yay! Yay!
Of course, with the completion of one manuscript the question "what next?" does raise its ugly head.
First, a celebration might be in order! :)
Then I have a couple of short stories to write for an upcoming competition and a play to script. None of which should take long.
I'm thinking, I should probably drag out the MS of my historical fiction and finish editing it too (maybe).
But really the important question is "what am I going to WRITE next?"
I wondered about the gothic romance I started writing at the beginning of the year, but I'm worried that, because it is such a different genre, when I come back to write the next book in my fantasy series the voice/feel will be wrong. Does that make sense?
My gut feeling is to keep going with the fantasy thing, but will it get tired? Will I get fantasy-ed out? (yes, I know that's not a real word :P)
So, what do you think?
What should I do next?
Have your vote. I'm keen to hear your thoughts.