I can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since my last post! I’ve been out of town for work the past week and quite busy. While I tried doing some more editing in hotel rooms, I never got too far before falling asleep.
I’ve submitted a few query letters so far, and it’s quite scary. Even though I wrote, rewrote, and revised my query letter, blurbs, and synopsis, I still hope that I’m accurately representing my characters and their story in the short snippets I’m sending.
While this novel is still my primary focus, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to write about next. Especially with NaNoWriMo coming up soon. I’ve got quite a few story concepts that I’ve never fully explored, some new ideas, and even a novella (in great need of a revision, editing, and maybe even a full rewrite.)
There are so many interesting concepts to explore, it’s going to be hard to choose one to focus on. My current novel is a YA contemporary fantasy that loosely starts in my hometown, a smaller city most people haven’t heard of. It might be fun to explore more fantasy ideas based on the area. Or maybe a story using some mixture of two unlikely genres like Western and Fantasy.
Another genre I really want to explore is Science Fiction. SciFi, robots, space, aliens, these are all things I’d love to explore in a novel! I just haven’t found the right story/characters yet to truly bring something to fruition. Maybe that will change!
Now I’m going to go read some of the novel Star Wars The High Republic – The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott. I’ve been slowly reading it and am so close to finishing it! The High Republic series has been amazing so far, I’ve loved every book. I’m excited to get through the next ones I have on my shelf.
Leaving one last bit of information. I was asked for a favorite sentence from my novel in one of the query submissions I sent. There were a few I liked (most were 2-3 sentences), but this was the one that I chose. I chose it because it feels absolutely as meaningful today as it did when I wrote it a decade ago.
The past is an important part of what makes you who you are; you don’t ever want to forget it, but you can’t dwell on it, the future is what we have to move toward, and it won’t wait forever.
Until next time.