So, my agent got back to me about my SF novel, and for somewhat complicated reasons, thinks we shouldn’t go ahead with it right now.
Surprisingly, I agree with him. While it is, of course, disappointing not to get a letter back raving about the book and how it will sell a million copies, I was honestly more than a little relieved to get this letter instead. There’s a lot of things I love about the novel…but as it turns out, I don’t actually love the novel itself, not as it stands.
We’re going to put it aside, let it cook on the back burner. I might come back to it at some point in the future. But I’m honestly excited about diving into a new, different novel set in the same (Jump Space) universe. Not tonight, because I have no brain. But soon.
I kind of want to immerse in it over winter break and try to draft as much as possible then — I have a hard time writing novels in little bits over time; I lose track of things. So a new draft by February? Maybe.
Thanks so much to EVERYONE who gave me feedback on Flight. I learned so much from all your comments. This novel thing — it’s complicated.