I will definitely cry when my series ends, but I think a spin-off series is a good way to go, so that's what I'll probably do too. I do worry sometimes that I've only got the one good idea in me.D-to-the-C said:I'm editing my fifth novel and cried-yup, cried- when I had to say goodbye to one of my main characters. I'm planning a spin-off series, set in the same world but with different characters. I want to reach new readers, and a spin-off will do that, but at the same time it's so damn hard to let go.
I'm afraid I don't have any tips. Just that all good things come to an end, and we can go on and find new good things to play with
You should have put a spoiler alert on that one!VictoriaScribens said:Can't really comment, as I'm still on book #2, and all my stories are interconnected, one way or another. (I'm writing about main character A's parents' best friend's shop assistant on a different world ...) But ... just think how many more awesome people there are to tell stories about out there!
Can you link to the blog post? I want to read it.Sara C said:Oh the feels. I actually wrote a blog post about this yesterday. I'm currently writing book five of what will likely be a seven book series, and suddenly it dawned on my that the end was nigh. I had a mini nervous breakdown, then eventually had to reassure myself with the idea that I could always write a "Where are they now?" type sequel if I started missing my characters too much.
Lol!P.J. Post said:Every step of this past year has been a new experience...thanks Kboards!
The very first novel - Yea! I actually did it, even if no one ever reads it - I did it!
The second novel - um, someone actually read my first book and now they have expectations? WTF? No one ever said anything about expectations!
The third and final book of the series - but I like these people, I've been hanging out with them for a year now, what do you mean they're not going to be around anymore? But I don't want new friends, I want my old friends. No, I can finish this book whenever I want, I don't need this series...what exactly are you implying?
Or something like that.
How long did it take for you to find new friends? Were they ass-hats? They were weren't they?
Yes. I'm talking about my characters like they are real people (aren't yours?) and no, as Sheldon says - I've been tested.
I feel that way too, but with so many characters to choose from, I think a spin-off series interconnected with your first is a great way to continue writing with the friends you've come to know and love. I'm in the process of writing the third book in my series and I've outlined three novellas tied to this main series and have ideas for FOUR spin-offs that even include YA and middle school books. But I've also outlined two others series that have nothing to do with my first and none of my characters are ass-hats yet (except the antagonists, who are supposed to be I suppose when I finally do move on I'll really miss this storyline, it being my very first writing and publishing experience.Lydniz said:I will definitely cry when my series ends, but I think a spin-off series is a good way to go, so that's what I'll probably do too. I do worry sometimes that I've only got the one good idea in me.