After I complete my first draft I am going to work on something completely different for a month while I let the first draft stew in a drawer somewhere.
A couple of ideas. My first is based on my time spent at the Lockheed Martin Skunkworks. Nothing, of course, will be true or from real life, because that would cause me all sorts of trouble, but the story will be inspired by the hopes and dreams I have had while working here.
The second idea just came to me when I saw a story on a different way aliens may travel through the universe. They would propel their entire solar system through space. Their solar system would be the generational space ship. Imagine that. Imagine the stories.
Link to the article: http://huff.to/1clAOqY
I think both ideas offer succulent meat for the next story. I don’t know yet if it will be a short story or novella, but I do know that the story will not be a novel.
What do you do after you finish the first draft of your novel?
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