Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The DREADED sequel - Tuesday Twaddle
Writing a book is fun, exciting, and above all gives you such a sense of accomplishment that only one can really feel when they've done it. Getting an agent... WOW. Getting a publishing contract... FREAK OUT!!
Then comes... dun dun dun... the sequel or the next book.
I've just passed the 'dun dun dun' stage and I'm in the throes of writing the second book in the Carrier series. Writing a sequel is NOTHING like writing your first book. I admit, I was gasping to get back into the lives of my characters and take their story to the next level, but with writing a sequel there are handcuffs tying you to certain elements. You have to try and kick off a story which ended on a humdinger in the last book and build it up again, all the while re-capping on the shenanigans that happened in the last one to either a) remind people, or b) surmise the first books story for those who haven't read it. And you must do all this with similar pacing while really kicking the story into gear so as not bore people.
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