I received a very important email this weekend.
Mastermind Kate Sullivan at Candlemark & Gleam sent me my revision notes and the line-edited version of the manuscript for I, Crimsonstreak. For reasons I'll not disclose at the moment, I haven't looked over the revision notes just yet.
Let's just say, however, that I'll be doing that very, very soon.
The timing works out just perfectly; I finished my first draft of I, Crimsonstreak 2: Crimsonstreakier on Friday night. I was looking over the manuscript and really like the first half. It's fast-paced and fairly breezy like the first book. I haven't read the most recent additions to the manuscript, but I feel like it went off in too many directions and couldn't focus in the second half. The grand finale, I feel, is a bit of a letdown right now. However, that's what first drafts are for.
Still, Crimsonstreak 2 is a "backburner project." Revisions must be done to the original book first. After all, what good is a sequel if it isn't a follow-up to something that's already published? So Crimsonstreak 2 will sit for a little while. That's a good thing, though. I'll get it out of my "mindspace," which will allow me to look at it more objectively.
Let the revisions begin!