I've completed the first draft of my science fiction romance, Moons of Cynara, and put it aside for awhile, so I can come back to revise with a fresh eye.
In the meantime, I thought I'd start preliminary work on a brand new romance novel. This one will be a sequel to a young adult Civil War novel I had published years ago. I recently got the rights back and it's now out of print. But I loved those characters and want to write a brand new story that takes place around 1870. The characters will be older, so this one won't be YA, but a straight historical romance, set during the Victorian era.
So far, I've done character and setting sketches, made a list of things I need to research and have started on a rudimentary plot outline. It's fun working on a brand new story. My plan is to get as much work done on it as I can this month, then go back to Moons and start on the revision. When I'm done with Moons, I'll have my new story at least partially plotted out and can get to the first draft that much sooner.