So far, I've not received any rejections from the agencies. I'm viewing this as a positive thing, and hoping I've managed to pass the first hurdle and had my work added to the "To be read" pile. The thought that it's still sitting in the "Not yet looked at in the first place" pile hasn't even entered my head. No, really!
Now that I've (finally) been brave enough to send Odd Squad out into the the world, it's left me with the dilemma of where to go next. At the moment, there are 4 options crying out to me:
1) Carry on with the sequel. The next two books are already outlined, and I have already written about a third of the first draft of Odd Squad 2. The problem I have, is that the doubts are creeping in on whether the first book is strong enough. What if I never get a deal for the first one? Am I going down a road where the results are never going to see the light of day?
2) Write something new. There are several ideas for different stories queued up waiting for me to breathe life into them and be captured on paper (or, at least on the screen of my laptop). I'm thinking of using the Save The Cat framework to map one of them out and see how it develops. The problem is knowing which one is going to have the strongest plot lines.
3) Go and try and fix Ghost School. I know that Ghost School has an original and strong story, but I also know that there are some big problems with it. Should re-visit it? Wade through the issues using the things that I've learnt while writing Odd Squad and try and make it a viable project? Some of the areas that need attention, I now know that I have the tools to be able to address their short comings. But others..? I get the feeling that maybe I'm not quite there yet.
4) Go back to bed. Ok, so this isn't really an option. Then again, if enough people suggest it then I may give it a try ;o)
What do you guys do when you reach the end of a project?