After so long in the novel redrafting mode (I won’t divulge how long), I am glad to have the opportunity to plan and outline a new novel. It’s unnerving and it takes me out of the comfort zone that I’ve been in for a little too long. But at the same time, it’s uplifting. Improving current writing always feels good, and its important–my work would go nowhere without it, but there’s something about getting new things going that ignites a spark of excitement. I’m looking forward to honing my newest short story, and very soon, I definitely look forward to writing chapter 1 of novel 2!