Yep, exact same situation right now. The Exclusive gets shelved for a while--probably three weeks to a month--before I start going back through it. I'll come up with a revision plan and work on improving the book during its first revision. After that, it will go off to Beta Reader Supreme for both a bigger-picture look and a proofread. After that, more revisions.
My thoughts on the process of writing a first draft via Twitter:
2,000 words today! That wraps up the first draft of my WIP. Time to put it aside & try to forget how awful a first draft can be. #amwriting— Matt Adams (@statomatty) April 8, 2014
Now I have to figure out what to write next. This is perhaps my least favorite thing ever.— Matt Adams (@statomatty) April 8, 2014
It's so much easier for me to actually work on a project than it is to pick the next thing to write.— Matt Adams (@statomatty) April 8, 2014
I've started the querying process on one of my novels. I haven't seriously queried a novel in a very long time. In my next blog post, I'll write a little about why it's taken so long for me to query projects. I'm sure it'll be a thrill.
I've got a list of things I can work on next. Just need to pick one and outline it. I love outlines. Kind of.— Matt Adams (@statomatty) April 8, 2014