Sunday, 12 December 2010

Cooking up a Sequel

I’ve made very little progress on DF over the past couple of weeks. And this is why.

You see, my Agent (can you see the big smile as I say that) has asked me to think about a possible sequel for WRRW (which now has a new title but I’ll stick with the original acronym for now).

And that’s what I’ve been doing.

There are so many possibilities – different options – different ways the story could go. The trick is to pick the right mix of ingredients – a bit like inventing a recipe – does that ingredient work – if not take it out! I may think up a couple of characters – only to morph them into one. I may completely change a section of the plot because I’ve thought of something better.

I’m one of those people who like to outline anyway, so it’s not too hard.

But of course, this is a story that may never be written. WRRW still needs work. And then it will need to find a home. So we’ll just have to wait and see.


  1. It's tough when you've never thought of a sequel. I really had to rack my brain to come up with one for my book!

  2. Sequels seem to be all the rage, and I'm trying to think what I would do for #2 and #1 isn't even finished. Might sound like putting the cart before the horse, but I may need to leave a door or window open somewhere in #1 to set the stage for #2.

    or something like that. I'm sure you'll find just the right mix.

  3. I think it's sometimes nice to brainstorm on a new project while still working on another--especially when they're related in some way (sequel, spinoff, what have you!). I find that, while I get great new stuff, I'm also latently thinking about my old WIP. Sometimes, I get amazing ideas for the old project while working on the new!

    Good luck! :)

  4. I'm glad I'm not the only person doing this. And you're right Vicki, there's definetely something to be said for leaving a few doors open just a little - just in case :-)

    Oh Shayda - I heard your good news - congratulations.

    And Emma. I've removed your post as it was really rather spammy and not the best way to encourage people to follow your blog or buy your self published book. Sorry. But do come back and join in the conversation and prove me wrong.


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