Since finishing the fourth book in The Gift Legacy Series, I’ve given a lot of thought to which trail I should traipse down next. There are a number of tantalizing story lines in the gift series I could follow up on, and a number of dormant ones that would roar to life with a poke in the right place, but is this the right time to tread that trail?
After all, I’ve been on that merry-go-round for a while now. The Gift has been a great ride, but perhaps it’s time to develop the other story ideas that vie for the limited space available in my head? After all, the new characters look interesting—the story lines are suitably dark and mysterious. The promises they whisper are compelling. Maybe it’s time for a change?
I’m sure I’m not the first series writer who has wondered if the readers who enjoyed the initial series would be interested in a new, unrelated story. Are the new protagonist and storyline suitably distinct and interesting enough to hold their attention?
Sometimes I even fantasize that I can write both stories simultaneously, but then I trip on my eyelashes and remember that for me, multitasking only extends itself to autonomous functions like breathing while pumping blood. Interfering in those processes inevitably leads to capsized canoes, broken unicorn horns and soggy underwear.
If you have an opinion on the subject, I’d love to hear it. Otherwise, I’ll just stand here a while and savour the crossroads like an early riser at the bakery counter contemplating the tasty options.