You may have noticed that my 'Work in Progress' page has undergone a change. Now A Long Way From Her stands a lone--when it was once accompanied by proposed sequels.
I found an interesting article--Stuff to Consider About Writing Sequels--by Natalie Whipple. Some of the questions Ms. Whipple prompted me to ask myself were...
-has a publisher already contracted to publish my sequel?
-have I placed the first book in the series with a publisher?
-has a publisher asked me to write a sequel?
Then why am I writing sequels, Natalie Whipple wanted to know.
'Is it because you're high on the story and want to keep going?'
'Is it because you are 100% sure this book will sell and people will be begging for more immediately?'
Then I read this paragraph: 'Whatever the reason, really think about it. Think about if it's worth the risk. Choosing to write a sequel is even more risky than writing that initial book--it's a book that essentially has no chance to sell unless the first does.'
I read five words over again, 'risky' and 'no chance to sell'. I shuttered and breathed out slowly. This paragraph was a wake up
call. And I'm so glad I
This Friday's guest: Mystery and short story author Erika Chase
For your eyes only...
I offer this short sequel to A Long Way From Her...