I've managed to do a little editing of the latter chapters of Hide and See, although it's far from complete. A lot of the things I need to change are so small and nit-picky that I'm finding it difficult to motivate myself. I'm not trying to excuse myself - I really should stop being such a child and do what I'm supposed to be doing - but that's the way it is right now.
Instead, what my brain has chosen to focus on is Book 2. I've not started writing it yet - I have at least stuck to my resolution of not charging straight in without planning - but it's taking up a good portion of my creative process nonetheless.
So if I'm not writing, what I am doing?
I'm thinking. Yes, that sounds very woolly, again like the child I undoubtedly am making up excuses as to why she hasn't done the set work yet (Because I was thinking, Miss). And yet not only am I finding this process fun, it also feels very useful.
You see, I thought I had quite a lot of Book 2 roughly planned out in my head. It turns out, however, that I've only really got a clear idea for around the first quarter of the book (if that). I'd been focusing so much on small details and specific scenes, that I realised that I hadn't figured out the whole journey.
This is why I'm very glad I decided not to start writing until I've got a clear plan. I don't want a repeat of Book 1. I want my novel to be heading somewhere right from the start.