I have to be honest: I really enjoyed writing The Senator's Daughter. I hope all of you enjoyed reading it, too. I enjoyed it so much that I've decided to set aside the fantasy WiP that I've been working on to focus on a novel based in the sci-fi universe I created for that short story.
I'm excited to work on this new book. To the point where I'm laughing out loud when I come up with ideas for the next part of the outline! I think the last time I was THIS excited for a story I was starting up the Chris Drake novel. And I think excitement is important. I think a writer SHOULD enjoy what they're working on, and when there's no contract involved, those are the best projects to pursue.