I finished that dance scene–actually a full chapter. There’s a little less male dominance agression than I’d originally intended. That’s what revisions are for. The first draft is just to get the story down.
So, now I’ve got four more chapters sketched out to finish this one. (I think. This story has surprised me more than once already.) As it’s nearly 66,000 words now, that’ll be just about right for a young adult novel. The climax is in sight. And that awkward scene I talked about in my last post in which the couples sort themselves out will be the denoument.
There’s going to be a lot of work to do on the revisions, partly because of those surprises. It’s usually best to let it rest a little before turning right around and starting the revisions, though. So, it’s probably time to start thinking about what comes next. Possibilities at this time:
- That weird Oz story that was supposed to come next before this one decided to grow into a full novel on me. This one still needs some development.
- The rewrite of one of my earliest novels, THE SHAMAN’S CURSE, aka MAGIC’S APPRENTICE. Since it’s been written once (and a half in MAGIC’S APPRENTICE), this one would be easy.
- Some other shiny new idea I haven’t even considered yet. After all, that’s what happened last time.
Ah, well. Time will tell.
Meanwhile, don’t forget FIRE AND EARTH. The introductory price is going up nearly everywhere (except Amazon).