Hmmm. I can’t disagree with that. Most of the men are tall and have generously been dipped in dark chocolate. And then there is Reggie a crowd favorite, who I haven’t the guts yet to try and resurrect in a sequel. Reinventing that man requires time. LOL!
Readers also like revisiting and catching up with the families. According to them, book series are like watching the soap operas. You begin to connect with the characters and start to feel like part of the family.
I’ll be honest, I have a reader that I email every time I need help with one of my characters to verify information before I even try and write a sequel. I know, that sounds pretty sad that I can’t keep track, but it’s readers like her that give me the 411 on my characters. I get confused, but she (bless her heart) has created a catalog of all her favorite characters down to the size of their… Well, you get the idea.
I’ll let you in on a secret. Writing sequels are hard work because they require authors to revisit their characters again. I have to review my notecards and make sure I keep my facts straight, not to mention, I must ensure the hero I have created has the same voice, style, etc. Whoo-weee! It’s hard work but worth every second just to hear the excitement, and read the comments.
Well, it’s back to my holiday novella. I’m creating another chance for readers to revisit with their favorite family just in time for Christmas. The Beaumonts.
Until Next time,