The first thing is I need to decide which novel to finish.
I have talked with Mrs. Prop and we decided that instead of writing another NaNoWriMo novel at a break neck pace and with no regard to quality. I know I can do that and it doesn't really get me any further to becoming a published author at this point.
I need to take the next step.
I have tried to edit these novels before, but I have run into problems. I think what I need to do it dedicate the same amount of time I would have to write a new novel, to fixing one of these. I've given myself to the end of the year and since I don't have to meet NaNo's deadline of 30 November, I can start later as well.
For the next week I'll leave a poll on the blog where I'm begging you to vote. Which novel should I finish?
Here they are with some comments:
Eve's Christmas Eve Adventure
A children's Christmas novel in 12 chapters designed to be read one chapter a night around Christmas. It was the first one I did. Ultimately I'd like to record CDs of this and hand them out as Christmas presents.
This is a YA (young adult) SciFi novel. It was the first one I wrote for NaNoWriMo. It has a very truncated ending.
This was the second "finished" NaNo novel. It is a SciFi comedy and it's sort of aimed at teen to adults. It too has a truncated ending. I think I want to change the ending though.
Boys of Saint Leonard's
Mystery novel. This is not finished, but it is probably the best written so far. I really love these characters and I'm dying to write a mystery, but I'm not sure I really well equiped for it.
I finished this NaNo last year. Like all my NaNo novels it's ending is truncated, but it's further along than the others. It is a YA Fantasy novel and in addition to the novel I did a lot of world building for this one. All that world building can be found here on this blog. This was also the novel I tried to edit last March, but I never really got through a complete critical reading of it.
PLEASE vote on the poll on right, and comment on this post.