I've tweaked this post a bit from a previous post on my personal blog due to time constraints. But I really want to pick your brain. Do you enjoy reading a series or do you grow easily bored? Do you like contemporary novels or historical? What's your favorite genre? If you are a writer what do you prefer to write and what do you prefer to read? In this crazy world we live in where are you going to spend your money when you have time to relax? Will it be a book or some other type of activity you enjoy? Can you tell I've been thinking, a lot? I want to know what you think, too.
went snooping on other blogs to try and answer some questions for
myself as a writer who will very soon be completing the third book in my
Ravensmoore Chronicles which will probably release in May of 2013.
Chameleon is available now! Do I want to write another series?
Should I try to expand this one? Should I try writing stand alone novels
for awhile? These are things I will have to decide at sometime with
help from my agent. So while you're thinking about these questions
here are some ideas I discovered from others out there in cyberspace.
The Bookshelf Muse asked this same question related to YA. She has some interesting comments.
Here's a look at this question from Book Worms at Goodreads.
And James Scott Bell discusses Going Deeper With a Series Character Maybe it's the deeper angle that is so enjoyable with a series. As
writers we get the chance to explore and as readers we get the
opportunity to find out more about what makes certain characters tick.
Some interesting views here at Time for a Return of the Stand Alone Novel?
Good thoughts at eBookworm too, Is the Stand Alone Novel a Lost Art?
I've been scanning my bookshelf and I just got hooked on another series. This one by C.S. Harris who has lured me into her Sebastian St. Cyr Mysteries.
I love to read and write novels set during the Regency era and Harris
has an awesome character in Sebastian. I would have been deeply
disappointed if she hadn't written more books after What Angels Fear.
These novels are not written for the CBA and are not for the faint of heart are fascinating. Harris has used her degrees in
history and her non-fiction work regarding the French Revolution to
bring her characters to life in a way that makes me want to visit them
again and again. Harris has more experience than me and more books, but
she's come closest to doing with Sebastian what I've done with
Ravensmoore. The fact that she's written past book three makes me wonder
if I should do this with my characters? I'm writing historical romance
with strong mystery/suspense elements.
Then of course all those critical issues like sales, reader interest, etc., come into play.
Chameleon, Book Two in my Ravensmoore Series.