I'm taking a step away today to talk a little bit about the future itself. And the thing I'm most excited about - writing the second book of my series.
For those that have read, "The Seven - Awakening" I'm sure you're well aware that things ended with a LOT of questions. And that's the beauty of a book series in itself... you don't GET every answer in just one book. You're allowed to expand the story to new heights and do something incredible in the process.
A lot of people have asked me, "Do you know where you're going for the rest of the series?" My answer to them?
Absolutely. Absolutely I do.
The truth is, part of the reason completing the first book took me a long time (besides the fact that I was balancing a full time job, school, charity events, etc) was VERY decision I made in that book NEEDED to be laid out with the future books in mind.
I've already made the blueprint for the next six books... and next week, I intend to begin writing the prologue. Something I am very excited about for Book Two, however, is that I'll be writing it with a much different style/format.
You see, now that a lot of the main characters have been introduced... I'm going to be showing the reader a lot more about said characters. That's why instead of the typical "Chapter 1" and "Chapter 2" vanilla format, I'll be doing each chapter in Book Two old from a SPECIFIC character's perspective.
...And yes, this also includes the "bad guys" as well.
In addition, my first book had two acts... well, this book will have THREE acts. Meaning, as you might assume, the book itself will be much longer. And that's a very good thing too because Book Two will have a LOT of content and most of all... a lot of answers.
One area in particular I'm excited about is telling the story of "Rebirth" - the main organization that's attached to so much of Book One's plot. Donald, Kyle's dad, has a large history there. And as it is central to a lot of the plot for Book Two, I've purposely waited to expand upon its origin and most of all, the big "twist" that came towards the end of Book One in the Epilogue.
Going into more detail would be spoiling the surprise, but let's just say I have a LOT on my plate these next few months and my number one priority is getting this out there for you all sometime in 2017. Which, is ambitious... but when you love what you do and do what you love, it's really not as complicated as you might think.
I'll be teasing you all with more as the weeks pass by, but for now, I hope you continue to enjoy Book One and just know that Book Two is on its way... and when that happens, I can't WAIT for you to read it. It's going to be THE project for me these next few months and I promise to deliver in the best way possible.
I love you guys so much and couldn't be happier to have the support that's been gathered these last few short months since I started. I hope everyone has a safe, fun and wonderful weekend and I'll see you all Monday.