Saturday, May 5, 2012

Character Secret

There is a character in the Mageri series (you've either met them already, or you will meet them in future books) who has a separate stand-alone book written about them. It was intended to be a series, and while this person is not the lead character, they are the co-character. I haven't decided if I'll develop it into a series as I'll have to re-read the book to review the potential. I liked the characters, the story, and what was there, but I specifically remember finding a stuck point. Sometimes the best thing for that is time, and a revisit to that book might help me work things out as it's only draft one. I'd love for it to become a series.

That happened with another book I wrote about a Gemini. I wrote book one, and I felt all right about it, but it didn't feel like a series book. It was written more as a PNR, but doesn't have the usual element in place to have a series of books about different characters. I just really wanted to explore the life of a Gemini.

I keep mulling over what the next published series will be, but I hate jumping ahead of myself. I'm still in the midst of the Mageri series, with at least one additional book yet to be written.

The PNR books I wrote in third person because it's an entirely different approach and more challenging than first person. I think there are more opportunities to engage the readers with certain characters and emotions, but on the other hand, there's an appeal to first person. That's why my first person books have scenes written in third person. I'm the reader who sometimes wants to know what's going on with other characters if I feel that it adds to the story. I'm very curious what readers will think of my third person only books....which I'm VERY excited about.

There are species in Cognito that you haven't met, and others you know little about. So many stories to be told. Lots of political drama, secret organizations, love and friendship.

You probably want to visit my Facebook author page because lately, I've gone bananas on there with some of my self made fan art of models/images that remind me of Justus or Simon.

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