Congratulations! Sure felt great to flip the calendar to March, didn't it? But, now what?
JUDGING and REVISING these new PBs seem impossibly daunting, right? Here's what I did last year to transition from running the marathon to revising the marathon. Perhaps it'll work for you also.
I revisited each manuscript and wrote a one or two-sentence synopsis. This exercise helped me see if there truly was a coherent story within what I had written. Some of the results surprised me. Next I chose my top ten ideas and submitted the synopses to my critique group (and agent) for comments. I then chose three to focus on for intense revisions. Only after that did I consider the other manuscripts. If this process sounds feasible, give it a go.
BTW--Nathan Hale (the illustrator and PB author who designed our marathon logo) is inviting folks to "vote" for a favorite PB amongst the ones he created during this marathon. Good luck limiting yourself to just one! Check out his blog at http://spacestationnathan.blogspot.com/
It's been a pleasure running with you. Good luck with your gems!
We hope you'll join us again next February.