Yep, my book has won the battle. I made the decision (subject to change at the editing stage as my editor is made of awesome sauce) to give into the book and let it be a three book series. This was so not the plan…
Wizard is LAUGHING HIS ASS OFF. And when he catches his breath enough to talk, all he can get out is, “I told you so,” before he starts laughing again. You see I came to him a few
days, weeks, months ago and said, “I think this needs to be a three book series. But I want it to be one book, because there will be a whole Savaged Illusions Rock Band series, so it’ll be confusing if one character has three books.”
Wizard asked, “So this story needs to be three books to make it good?”
“Well it’s big but if I write it tightly enough I can get it in one book. Maybe.”
Wizard responded, “Do what’s right for the book.”
“But…” and finally I stopped to talking to him because frankly, his logical ass was getting on my nerves. Just saying…
But I digress. So yesterday, a full day after I made the decision, which is a long time for me because I generally tell Wizard everything, I confessed the book had to be a three book series. Then I had to listen to him laughing and flinging out “I told you so’s.” But then he went to the store and bought me chocolate and jelly beans…so maybe I’ll keep him.
Okay so why am I doing this? Because in the end, no matter that this will triple my production and marketing costs, and push back my release dates, what matters the most to me in the end is that I give readers the best story I can. The story needs the time and extra pages to develop to its fullest potential. But I will wait until all the books are done then release them close together so readers aren’t left hanging.
And that my friends is how the book won
Work on our floors will start next week, but we won’t know for sure what date until the tile gets here from Texas. If it arrives today or tomorrow, then demo will start Monday. Either way, this weekend, I’ll be writing and packing/moving things out of the way. What are you doing?
Just a quick programming reminder that on Monday New York Times bestseller, M.J. Rose, the founder of Authorbuzz.com, and co-founder with Liz Berry of 1001 Dark Nights will be sharing sharing 7 Marketing and Publicity Points. Be sure to check it out!