After the rejection, I found editing Deluge too difficult to face. I needed to get away from it until I felt less insecure. I intended to focus on school work, and did get some done. But listening to music as I worked, a new scene came to mind.
I wrote it out in Chapters 1 and 2 of a new novel I'm just calling Dance right now. Boy, howdy, I think this will be another Deluge where the characters just take the wheel and I hang on tight. This story takes place in the same world as Deluge, but I think that at most those characters may appear as minor characters in Dance. I want it to be a stand alone and not depend too heavily on the story from the first book in case they both don't get published.