What’s Next?

Full-wrap-Penance-coverSince 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.

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About JP McLean

Author of The Gift Legacy, a contemporary thriller with a twist of fantasy that will leave you believing the impossible and wary of the night sky…
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6 Responses to What’s Next?

  1. Diana Stevan says:

    You are such a lovely writer. I enjoyed this post. I think you need to write a comedy. You have that light touch that makes me laugh and smile. Good luck with your choices. 🙂

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  2. Ugh… hard choice, JP. I’m sure you are talented enough that you could write 2 at once. It just comes down to how many hours there are in the day. 🙂 Hugs.

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  3. Nigel says:

    Two items that are haunting me…What happened to Jolene and Brian? Will we always be wondering??

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