Okay readers, this is it: yesterday I sent out the three final chapters and those of you who have been clamoring for “one more chapter, please!” (there are a few) have now had all your questions answered.
Except . . . you haven’t.
Sometimes I read an action-packed page-turner and don’t realize until the end that it was the first volume of a series. This can be frustrating, but certain stories have to be expanded because the implications and extrapolations are too great to cover in one volume. If it makes you feel any better, I have the basic outline of three future volumes sketched out, but first I have to get this one published. That’s a big reason for this project in the first place: to improve the book and thus improve my chances. To wrap it up, I have just two questions:
First, after finishing BB (or getting halfway through, or wherever you are), would you be interested in pursuing the story into the next volume? (If not, no harm or foul: with a few notable exceptions, interest always drops in a series after the first volume, and second and third installments almost never sell as well as the first.)
What’s the question left hanging that you most want to have answered? Do you think it should have been answered already, or does it make sense to leave it hanging?
For this last forum, the comments thread will be open an entire week. The giveaway for this week is Tangled, Volume 4 of Bret Eastman’s Quest for Truth Quartet.
But hang on! After that I’ll combine all the commenters from all four forums in another random drawing, and that winner will receive the entire Quest For Truth Quartet.
So read up, log in, and say on!