Although I kept plenty busy, I took last week off from my work in progress because after I finished the first draft, it need a little time to get happy with itself, as Emeril would say.
My plan was to begin on the second draft today. However, as often happens in my life - or so it seems - time either flies by or gets stuck.
I won't be starting until Wednesday. Or so. I hope to begin before next Monday, but I need to finish another project first. One of the items on my to-do list for last week was to change something that had been bothering me for a month or so in the manuscript that's now in the query process.
It was nothing huge, just a little tinkering with something in the third chapter that wasn't doing what it needed to do. But it ended up becoming more involved than I thought it would, and I need more time to pull everything together again before I send more queries. And I need to send a couple more.
So after this is done, it will be time to get my desk rearranged for Edit Mode. Pull out my checklist, arrange all the notes and stickies that accumulated during the first draft into some sort of order. Clear a space to write in, because the first pass I make is hard copy. Have more stickies and index cards handy for more notes. For the next draft. And change out some of the CD's I have here for more instrumental ones.
And if I miss anything?
There's always third draft.