Posted on August 16, 2020
I finished the work in progress that will go out to agents once beta readers have provided their feedback. That leaves me with too much time on my hands and no story to work on. In this situation, I always start digging around in uncompleted projects for something that lights a spark in my imagination.
Fortunately, as someone who just plunges in on ideas instead of mapping them out, I have a fertile garden of half worked out ideas. It took a week of reading, but I found the thing I want to attempt to complete, the thing that will become my current work in progress while I send Everywhere to the agents so eagerly waiting to hear from me.
The interesting thing about this piece is that I started it ten years ago. Think about everything that has happened in the last ten years and how those events have changed (most people’s) perspectives. Needless to say, much of what I had written conforms to my attitudes, conscious and subconscious, before my point of view literally got spun.
Rewriting it will be a fun process and new understanding of the story and characters that has come from new understanding in life will make it possible to actually finish it this time.