The final draft of what I am now calling “Healer’s Touch (Book 1 of Weapons of War trilogy)” – trilogy being expected, but tentative until I nail down a few more details – is done and submitted in a competition to, hopefully, win a critique.
So the plan is to try not to look at it for the next 4-6wks. I may look at it for the sake of:
1. studying it for structure so I can learn from what I’ve done and hopefully do things more efficiently next time
2. making notes re: character details/timelines so that I have good reference material to go on with
I have several other things I can do instead:
1. Write that romance short story I came up with the idea for last year (the local Writers’ Workshop group I attend has several short story contests per year and the last one this year, due in October, is themed “Romance”). I’d like to submit an entry.
2. Work on a cover design for “Healer’s Touch” (it’s going to take me a while to get used to thinking of it as such … but it means I have a short window when a better alternative may crop up … however, I do quite like it).
3. Work on WoW Book #2 (and 3 … I’d like to do a bit of simultaneous planning for the whole concept).
4. Work on that other short story idea I had the other week … I want to tell you the idea, but I think I should just write it. It’s going to be a real challenge, but (if I can do it) it will be awesome!
I’ll let you know how the contest goes. Fingers crossed for me, eh?
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