I have a confession to make: I still haven’t started the second book in my trilogy.
I started my outline a couple weeks ago, then events in my life made me stall on the idea, then I read a couple timely blog posts from agents saying that writing additional books in a series before selling the first (or even getting an agent) may not be the best use of a writers time. Combined with a lot of other things keeping me busy, I haven’t written anything new since the new year.
Last weekend I hung out with Erica and after talking with her I decided that I need to work on a new idea. I have a hard time not finishing something, and going into an entire novel with the niggling thought that it may never see the light of day purely because book one may never go anywhere makes it hard to start. So, new idea it is.
I bounced around ideas for all of a day and I already have a rough outline (like half a page). It’s young adult, more humorous than deep and dark, and I’m excited to start writing again.