Freedom!!! I love my kids, but it's really time for them to go get an education.
It also means I will have hours and hours to revise, rework, and reinvent the worlds I'm spinning on both my manuscripts. Who knows what all this unfettered quiet time will lead to?
Here's what I'll be working on in MoK:
Deeper secondary characters - They are the "salt in the stew" - according to my crit group member, Brad Davidson.
World building expansions of summarized scenes- My first beta reader suggested a longer chase scene for chapter three, among other things.
A tighter, more comprehensive ending, so the ms can truly stand alone- WriteOnCon agents suggested they are tired of trilogies. I was only planning one "companion" book anyhow.
A more interesting hook for the beginning- Always the LAST thing to get done, isn't it?
Reworking Haydon- Back to what I really want him to be - a cute/slightly nerdy biotech geek.
Toning down the fantasy- I got a revise and resubmit request in April, the dreaded "slow no". She passed because the fantasy wasn't slow enough. Yet, I had a full request on the previous version and that agent passed because it was too slow. I need to find the middle ground.
Scheduled completion for all of this?
Your guess is as good as mine!