How many people are at the party in your head? Ask any writer this question and you may be surprised by the answer.
This is a question I’ve been asking myself this week. I currently have standing room only at the party in my head. I’m writing one book, editing two, promoting another, writing mental notes on three others and reading one for pleasure.
When I decided to become a writer, it was a different time in publishing. If you put out three books a year, that was considered a lot. As the indie writing market grew, so did the desire for fresh content.
I had a plan, four books max a year. One every quarter…very old school thinking. I’ve been following a few writers and have learned, I have to write more. SHOCK!
I had it all planned. I’d release my first book and take about three months and then release the next one. I figured I’d release the follow up to GENERATIONAL CURSE early next year. Then I increased my reading and understood why that wasn’t going to work. When you become attached to characters and finish their story, you immediately want to know what happened next. I wasn’t prepared for this.
I wrote GENERATIONAL CURSE, while waiting to hear from a potential publisher about a different book. I figured once that series was sold, I’d have a little time before GENERATIONAL CURSE was ready to go. So I focused all of me energy on the other series. However, things changed and GENERATIONAL CURSE was released first. Now I have people asking will there be a follow up? Yes. I’m working on it and it’s an eye opener. You get to meet Kyla’s sister and she’s something else.
So how many characters are in my head? Too many to list. Smile.