Here is the quote of the day for me: "In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins not by strength but by perseverance." - H. Jackson Brown
I’ve needed that quote this week to persevere and get some writing done. It’s been a little bit of a struggle, but I managed to get the final edits on Ribbon of Darkness done and that one’s off to press, and I got about 1000 words done on Grace and Connor’s story. So, all in all, not a bad week.
Here’s my dilemma, though. Things are going great on Grace and Connor’s story. I love it. But the two main characters in Ribbon of Darkness, Ethan and Kennedy, have a sequel that’s been calling to me. If you know my work, you know I never do sequels, usually because by the time the story ends I’m sick of the characters and am ready to write something with new characters.
This time, however, Kennedy and Ethan have another story for me to write, which is sort of exciting, but nerve-wracking at the same time. Do people even like sequels? (Sometimes they’re sort of like a Cars 2 or a Cinderella 2, never as good as the original, you know?) So I wonder if anyone would even want to read another story about Kennedy and Ethan. Should I spend the time to finish the sequel or keep going with Grace and Connor? Decisions, decisions. If you have any thoughts on this, (even though you haven't read Ribbon of Darkness yet) please share.
And tell us how your word count went this week!