My shiny new ideas, that is.
I'm halfway through revising my first novel, a 36,000-word middle grade fantasy. When I'm finished this revision, I'm putting it away for a good long while. Maybe a year. It, uh,
In the meantime, shiny new ideas are clamoring for takeoff inside my brain (Laurie Halse Anderson said recently on PW's Shelftalker blog that if you've seen popcorn popping you know what it's like inside her head -- I used to use the same analogy for my own idea-filled brain, but lately it's more like huge jets awaiting takeoff clearance).
So I have these shiny new (and somewhat noisy) ideas:
-- Another 1st-person middle grade novel
but a realistic, contemporary one
-- A chapter book mystery, in 3rd person
-- A YA, told in 1st person by a 16-yr-old guy.
How do I know which one should take flight next?
How do YOU decide?
(I'd also would like to welcome new followers Medeia and Amie.)