I've been meaning to make an announcement for a while, and since it's time to pick a new word, I figured I would kill two birds with one stone.
PART 1: Recap of "2015: Write" (no special order)
Who doesn't like reading series? You get to stay with your beloved characters for multiple books instead of just one. And series also usually mean film adaptations, allowing you to stay immersed in the fictional world for longer than usual.
Writing a series is arguably harder than writing a standalone novel because the author has to maintain continuity over a larger number of pages and come up with a compelling plot that can withstand the length of the series while also thinking of the individual plots for each book. A lot of things can go wrong if one isn't careful in the planning stage.
Miss Literati, a writing website, offers great advice on this topic.
Go Teen Writers: How to Write a Sequel
Susan Dennard: Planning a Series
I've bookmarked all these pages and plan to visit them regularly as I write The Belgrave Legacy trilogy. And although I am planning to do a fairytale-retelling series (Fearful Fairytales), which is full of stand-alone books (not really addressed in these articles), and the Kingpin Killers series.
Which one of my series are you most excited for? Comment below and you could win an eBook copy of The Belgrave Daughter.
For those who have been regularly checking up on My Novels, you may be wondering what I'm actually working on next because of many scattered word count meters for the ever-growing number of story ideas.
For those who have read my debut novel, The Belgrave Daughter, and are waiting for the sequel, Tears of an Angel (especially after that cliffhanger, sorry about that—well, not really), don't worry. I haven't abandoned The Belgrave Legacy for one of my other series (Fearful Fairytales or Kingpin Killers). I am waiting for my editor to finish with the second book in The Belgrave Legacy, but am staying busy with school Finals and drafting the final novel in the trilogy, The Witch's War.
The reason for the stray word meters, if anyone is wondering, is because I needed to write new stories for my Creative Writing class this year, and working on already planned stories seemed a good way to kill 2 birds with one stone. In the future, I do intend to stay within a series and write linearly, but there still may be some jumping around if I ever get stuck.
Hope you all understand. Please be patient with me. I promise it'll be worth your while. In the mean time, why don't you continue exploring my website and maybe buy a copy of my debut novel?
I'm a self-published author (because being a college student wasn't hard enough!) and spend most of my time doing homework. I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,
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