Here’s the deal – I need to decide what to do next with my fiction writing, but I need some advice. I’m working on a manuscript. It’s my second one, but could actually be considered my third (after last year’s conferences I scraped 75% of it and started over).
This is the MS I entered in some writing contests. It didn’t do as well as I’d hoped, but some people that I know (professional writers/editors) looked at it and gave me comments (which is nice, because they I could ask them what they’re comments mean!). Some people said it has potential, but the novel is not yet finished.
Soooooo … here are my options:
A: Finish the MS, study some more about the craft, then go back and edit it.
B: Put the MS aside, study some more craft, then edit what I’ve written before finishing it.
C: Scrap it. Study craft, then start another story.
What do you think – where does a girl go next?