Hosted by Alex J Cavanaugh
As some of you know, I’ve been working on the sequel to my debut novel EMBRACE. I started the sequel in response to readers' emails and comments hoping there would be another book Even though I had written EMBRACE to be a standalone novel, it was easy to continue Madison’s story. After all, life doesn’t end when the bad guy is caught. It goes on. I always had an idea what Madison would face next. Even when I was working on EMBRACE I knew if there was a book two Madison would meet new supernatural creatures. EMBRACE even hints to this, even if it’s ever so slightly and done in a way that wouldn’t leave any loose ends in the story. These creatures are a part of her world, even if she didn’t know that in book one.
The thing about a sequel is you don’t want to disappoint your readers. After all, I’m writing the book for them. I don’t want them to read it and think WTF?! As I work on HOLD TIGHT I’ve had to remind myself to trust my instincts and to trust that book two is telling the story that needs to be told. And as I write it, ideas for another book have already crept into my mind leaving me to wonder if I’ll have the same insecurities about disappointing readers as I have writing book two.
Have you ever felt this way?