I'm excited because I'm having fun playing with the first chapter of my new novel. I began to brainstorm it months ago and have been making notes about it since, but I never really started it until this week. Well, there was actually one false start, but it was all wrong and turned out to be more of a writing exercise than anything else.
As I revised PERFECT VISION, I continued to dream up details about the characters in my new novel. I won't get the feedback on the last chapter of PERFECT VISION until Thursday, so I decided to play with voice on the new book. It's super fun and I really like my first pages! Of course, these are the very first pages of my sh**ty first draft, so who knows if any of it will ever see light of day. I'm sure it's over-written, containing details only I need to know as the author. Still, I'm thinking of turning it in to my critique group this week to gather first impressions. (I never used to do that, by the way--turn in such raw material. When my group started, I only wanted to share chapters from a completed manuscript; I needed to know the first draft was all me. Note to self: post about my critique group evolution in the near future.)
After I get back and revise that last chapter (revise it again--PERFECT VISION has already been revised), an author-friend will read the full. I'll work on my new WIP while I wait. My reader is a smarty-pants, and I hope she catches all the flaws. I also hope she catches nothing, meaning it's perfect! I'm not holding my breath on that last part, but I'm allowed to wish it, right? :)