So it’s official. I’ve got a trilogy emerging in lieu of a book I never expected to have to write to bridge a gap in the original storyline. It’s going to force me to redo my plans for how to sell my books in the future.
Book One: A Light Rises in a Dark World is almost a prequel now in many ways, and I like that, but at the same time, I’m looking at the 240k word trilogy as it’s growing and thinking “When do I get to the original storyline idea again? This is fun, but… geez! It’s a lot of fun world building I must admit. For those who may not know, there are several samples of what is now books 2 & 3 scattered about my posts over the last year. I think they’re worth a read.
So what does this mean for you, O gentle reader? It means what shall become Book 2 (Title Pending) will be going into editing this June, and hopefully Book 3 will end up doing the same come July… with Book 4 getting worked on to move the trilogy to completion. Now Book 4 has one well appointed stage set for it. It also frees me up in another manner. Instead of worrying how long the climax was going to be, I am free to run wild. That is a HUGE load off my mind. YUGE! I can also potentially extend to a second act of that book I didn’t expect to write about except as maybe a chapter or two. So yeah, that’s getting extended and enhanced.
That’s me pulling the trigger and going forth with that decision. 2 books approximately 220 pages long each, 80-85k word count. Not sure how big Book 4 will be yet, but here’s hoping. And then what is now becoming Books 5 and maybe 6 which are partially written. Possibly Book 7 is in there too will begin… or rather restart work in 2019. This also means that if I play my cards right, I will have Book 2 releasing before the end of the year. That’s the goal. We’ll see if I can hold to that. Depends on certain factors, but confidence is high. If this all can be accomplished as desired, I would release 3 and 4 in four month cycles after that. I really need some names for these books. Sigh….
Okay, so how can you help? Simple. I need reviews, comments criticisms and other people talking on my book. There’s only so much I can do. If you’re enjoying the first book, please please please, let people know. Particularly in places where people who read a lot go. I need reviews on:
Amazon (of course)
and Goodreads (really need some more there.)
I’ll just say thank you in advance for any you may leave. Seriously, this is the best way to let an author know you think their work is worth continuing, and that the series is meaning something to you. So shout out loud to your neighbors and friends that you enjoyed the book and be the first ones in on the craze before it becomes the next big thing. Then you can say “I discovered that” and be all smug to your friends. ;cD
So there it is. I want to get this out to you guys who have been downloading and supporting. If support is good enough, who knows where this could go. Again. I’ve been peeking, and can see ya downloading. Thank you for that!
P.S… That means I’m probably going to need beta readers possibly before end of Summer. heh heh heh. Yeah, I saw you sit up straight for that one too. ;c)