I’m writing my update last minute (again) because my brain nearly turned to mush over the weekend. But THE BEST POSSIBLE mush.
Here’s what happened:
I’ve been taking a break from JULES, like I mentioned last week.
I was thinking about Shiny New Idea, NICK. But then I started thinking about EMMA, who I queried a few years ago. She got requests from agents, but ultimately she was rejected so she went on an indefinitely long camping trip with her family.
I loved EMMA and her loud and rowdy family and friends. And some of the agents that read EMMA liked her, too, but they had issues and gave me feedback that I recognized as good, but I was too burned out at that time to process.
A few days ago, EMMA and company came back from their trip and, you guys, I’m still in love with them. And I could finally see all the places where the story just wasn’t working. So I spent the entire weekend in a manic state of cutting and pasting and rewriting the intro.
So in April, I’m going to work on rewriting the entire WIP. Not even necessarily to ever re-query, but because I feel like I NEED to do it, if that makes sense. For myself.
NICK says it’s okay, he totally (sarcasm) doesn’t mind being trapped where I left him – taking his younger brother to the mall to buy shoes.
How was everyone else’s week?