Creating a series meant reoccurring characters, something I didn't plan for in the first book. The environment had to be conducive to more books. Conflicts needed to sustain between installments. Enemies. Feuds. Friends. I looked over some of the current YA literature and took the cues. I wrote the next book: PENELOPE AND THE GHOST'S TREASURE.
Afterward I wondered if it had been a good idea. I now had two stories peddle. Penelope #1 and #2. For a long time I regretted the decision of writing a second book. Selling two books on the same subject seemed doubly hard.
Now with plans to self-publish, I foresee the choice a good one. In fact it seems only logical to have third novel. So I have started writing Penelope #3. PENELOPE AND THE MOVIE STAR.
Schedule: PENELOPE AND …
THE BIRTHDAY CURSE SUMMER 2011THE GHOST’S TREASURE WINTER 2011
THE MOVIE STAR SUMMER 2012
Catch you later…
I think having more than one book when you're self-publishing is a plus. It gives the impression you're seriously into writing and not a fly-by-nighter. Good luck with your indie efforts!ReplyDelete