Do you like to read a single title book, or do you prefer series?
For those who may not know, a single title is a book that stands by itself. Book series can be several books using some of the characters from the first novel in the stories that follow.
Of late, I've been reminded why it might be a good idea to write stories in a series. A woman called me and told me her mother had just read, The Catalyst, the first story in 'The Odyssey Mysteries,' and her mother was dying to find out what happened next. She wanted to read all of my other books even the ones that weren't mysteries.
When writing a manuscript, I may have secondary characters that become strong enough you have to write their story. In the case of 'The Odyssey Mysteries', I planned to use two secondary characters, and I set up the plot for them. If you set up the plot for a secondary character you don't have to go back to the original story and do the foreshadowing for the next book.
I'm not a plotter, but I have ideas running around in my mind. I write those ideas down and start incorporating them, so I don't have to rewrite so much.
Because of my series three more of my books will sell. I think it can be well worth writing a series. What do you think?
Sandra K. Marshallhttp://www.sandramarshallblog.blogspot.com