I’ve spent the last several weeks working on revisions, editing and formatting, getting things ready to publish. Now I’m back to work on the yet untitled sequel to Escape, and let me tell you, making my brain switch gears is not the easiest thing to do.
I generally do revisions and editing with the TV on, an old movie I’ve seen a million times or reruns of some series to keep me company while I work. I can’t do that when I’m writing. I need more solitude than I can manage with the television on. If I’m home alone I crank up the music, if my family is home I put on my headphones. I use my music to ‘close the door’ to put myself in my own little world and let the story flow. Once the main story is down, I can let the world back in as I rewrite.
Of course, I also have to get off the internet and get busy… Damn, Facebook is distracting.
I just sent Hunt out to my beta readers. Honestly? It feels great. I need to set a release date and work on the cover, as well as a couple other smaller details, but Hunt is mostly done. I need to decide which of my other ongoing projects to focus on next.
I’m seriously considering going back to my NaNo book, which is a longer sequel to Escape, not in the way that Fight and Hunt are sequels to Change, but still a series. The new book focuses on Steve’s story. Considering his position in the Chanat, we get to see quite a bit of Nick and Rebecca, to follow their continuing story, but they aren’t the main focus. I’m enjoying learning more about Steve and I hope you will too.