There’s still lots of work to do to get my first manuscript in tip top shape with a dynamite query letter and synopsis to back it up. Nevertheless, I don’t want this writing thing to be a one off fluke, so I’ve started working on the next book. I figure it will help me get some distance from the first manuscript so I can accept rejection without personal devastation. I can multi-task, don’t worry.

I’m getting excited about the new book (and yet another one I plan to write afterwards). It’s a departure from ‘Seer’, which is a dark, suspenseful story with a poignant mixture of hope and despair. The new book [title to be determined] will be a fast, savvy mystery full of humor–and rude, hairy elves. It’s a fantasy-detective story with a sassy heroine. It’s gonna be heaps of fun! The ‘world’ is built, most of the characters even have names, and the outline is 75% done. I’m giddily anticipating writing the first draft: there’s nothing better than when you let the creativity flow unchecked.

Thanks for reading! More posts on books, film, and writing can be found on my website at Lorel Clayton Author.

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