While I waited for feedback on Part 2 of Doorways, I started working ahead to fix whatever looked glaringly obvious, thinking that it would keep me busy until then.
Except I got into my first ever editing zone.
Think I'm kidding?
I started page 91 on 30 December. I finished the last page (550) yesterday. So twelve days to edit over 400 pages.
On one of those days, I edited well over 100 pages, but then had to stop because I made a nasty discovery (but that's a guest post, so I'm not going to go into it now).
So yeah. I'm a little shocked at myself.
But here I am. I don't really want to leave my Doorways universe, since I don't want anything to distract me from the edits.
And yet I really really really want to do something more than put together soundtracks for the sequels (as they drive me insane every time a song gives me a plot insight).
Basically, it leaves me with two options:
I can start with the sequel. Sounds wonderful and intriguing at the same time. But, I do want to trad publish. Which means that I might have to put Doorways through significant revisions before it's truly finished. Those revisions will have an effect on all of the sequels. I know, because that's the way I wrote the ms.
On the other hand, I can actually write a prequel. Something that influences Doorways, but won't necessarily be edited and therefore I can have a blast with it. BUT... the prequel can be extensive. So will I be wasting my time to write it?
What do you think?