As I mentioned last post… I think… I dunno. It’s been a long night. I have realized that I need to satisfy my readers as much as myself. And to that point, I need to give someone who has become almost a co-protagonist a far increased status in the second book or do something to incorporate him.
On the one hand, I can write several exciting storylines worthy of their own novel. The problem is that the already written 2nd book of Reimarsoga would either need:
- A near complete rewrite (something I’m not willing to do because it’s gooooood!)
- Or the incorporation of the other storyline (which could bloat the book to an unwieldy 200k wordcount… oy my back!)
- Something I haven’t thought of yet.
Oh, and there’s another complication… the timeline is already set, and neither of the two plotlines are really compatible with one another, so it’d be like alternating books, not intermixed chapterrrrrrrs, which then why botherrrrrrr, I may as well keep it separaaaaate… I dunno.
So, here’s your chance to opine. Seriously, comment below if you have an opinion on what kind of direction you think would work best for a book. The most ambitious idea I am considering is releasing book 2 of Reimarsoga and then book 1 of the other character nearly simultaneously! So you could pick up technically either one and read it then the other, but the order of which you read first would not matter, if I do it right.
OR should I smoosh the plotlines so you read book 1 which would focus on Reimar, and then book 2 which will focus on the other.
Or just release them as part of the same series but in chronological order, meaning Reimarsoga book 2 would become book 3 while I shove the other book inbetween and just rename the whole series something else. Which probably is the easiest of the whole bunch.
I dunno. I know I’m not saying much because, you know… no spoilers I hope.
Seriously, opinions wanted! Now’s your chance to tell the world what you think!