I’ve decided to take a change in direction in chosing my next piece. Having completed the first novel in the Inventors’ Daughter Series and written an extensive chapter-by-chapter outline of the second, I feel confident that I can take a haitus and return to the series when I am ready. This feels natural to me, as I try to rotate my crops between whimsical and serious works.
In the meantime, I’m going to write a 5000-10,000 word story about myself and my friends when we were seventeen and eighteen. It’s a sad story I’ve wanted to tell for many years now and feel I am now able to tell it truthfully.