What should I be working on now? This is the question bothering me (well, let’s be honest, one of many) as I query away for Quirk. I know I want to still be writing, and ideally I’d love to get to a spot where I’m writing something, editing something else, and publishing a third thing, pretty much all the time. That just sounds lovely to me. Busy, but ideal.
So I know I want to write, the question is what? Right now I’m working on a sequel to Quirk, partially as a default answer to the question and partially because certain members of my family have threatened me with bodily harm if I don’t get one into their hands soon.
This seems like the right call, because then I should be on the right track if Quirk sells the way I hope and I get a deal for more books.
But what if Quirk doesn’t get published?
I mean, sure that’s a worst case scenario, but it isn’t out of the question. First novels often suck, and mine might too. (cue panic attack) In that case, wouldn’t it make more sense to write something else, so I have something else to query should this all go sideways?
Maybe I should work on Quirk until a decent amount of queries have been sent, then switch just in case? Or outline one or two other things so I can move between projects easily and not commit to just one right now?
As always, there’s a lot I don’t know, and opinions out there seem to vary. Considering I got into writing so I could stop having panic attacks, I’m going to need to take a few deep breaths.
At least I managed to write a blog post. Progress.