I sometimes have trouble putting a project away, though I'm fully aware that the fresh eyes that come from doing so can be priceless. I'm now working on a manuscript I set aside for over a year, and I can see it clearer. Also, some of the feedback I received at consultations is resonating in a new way.
About half of what I've written over the past nine years has been young adult, the other half middle grade. My dream career would allow me to write both--and to do so brilliantly since, you know, we're talking dreams. :)
The project I'm working on was originally written as a young adult novel, but it should have been middle grade. I see that now. It's exciting to dig into it again with a more objective eye and another year of writing under my belt.
How about you? Have you ever jumped back into a project after setting it aside for a year? If so, how did it turn out?
I feel like a song this week!
(Could OneRepublic's lead singer Ryan Tedder be any cuter? No, no he couldn't.)