I think for most writers, the next book is always the one they love.
Everytime I turn around one of your manuscripts has finaled in another contest! In how many contests have you finaled and were they all with the same manuscript?
I’ve finaled in 41 contests with three different manuscripts . . .or a dozen manuscripts, if you count rewrites, lol. I’ve had 14 wins; 8 with my current manuscript, which also landed me my agent. That same manuscript is a 2009 Golden Heart finalist.