So, of course, my tricky little brain has started thinking ahead and is tempting me with shiny new ideas for my next project. I have a basic idea for a new book, but I'm going to save it for NaNo since writing a first draft quickly seems to work well for me (who knew?). P & P needs revising, but I'm not 100% inspired by doing that just now. Maybe later.
No, what is really piquing my interest is my first book (okay, it's not my first; just the first I'll admit to) Holding It Together. I've worked and reworked this book a lot, and it never worked for me. I wrote it in 3rd person and it didn't really work, so I rewrote it in 2 first person POVs, but the two characters are brothers and very alike so the voices were too similar. Now, the idea is kicking around my skull that I should choose one of those 2 POVs and rewrite it from that.
But which voice to choose... Shaynne, the older of the two, it the obvious choice, and perhaps the easiest one. But I'm thinking I might try to write the piece from Chris's. Seeing Shaynne's obvious character flaws through the eyes of the younger brother who adores him might be interesting. I'm just not sure if I have enough skill as I writer to do it.
So I will let the idea keep brewing while I knock out these last Tail Lights chapters, and maybe in April I'll start playing around with my favorite old story again...
What happens to you at the end of a major project? Do you rest? Panic? Start something new right away?