Now, I'm back at work, struggling to catch up with all the back-logged work, and resuming my writing, if I ever find a free moment.
Okay, so here's what I'm planning. I will only give my critique group those chapters of "Sweet Revenge" that have a lot of changes in them. I think I'm getting the "voice" thing finally, so I don't need everything reworked. I'm doing this because I want to move on and get this book back into the marketplace. Then, I can devote my time to "GERTA!" and other stories that are running through my mind - one being a historical novel set around 1910.
That one has been on my mind for the past 20 years but I haven't done it yet because I wanted to learn the craft of novel writing first. I'm hoping it will be a serious adult novel, not just a YA or a MG story. It will be totally set in my small hometown of Port Costa, California. I did a lot of research into the fascinating history of that town when I was in high school and college and there's got to be some great stories that can be written in that setting. Wish me luck.