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...to write, should you do the sequel? Ahh, the eternal struggle between money-motivated writing and pleasure-infused writing.
 

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Yup.

I did. 

Hungry Like the Wolf sells 50:1 to my other books. So I wrote another in the same universe Bad Moon Rising, and now that one is selling really well. So I suspect I will write another book in that universe.

It's not that I don't like the book, I do, but I like my others more. :)
 

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Yes.

(Money don't buy everything, it's true. But what it don't buy, I can't use. )

In all seriousness, It would depend on how least favorite it was.
 

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I did and I do. Although I write for enjoyment, I publish for financial reward and that means I have to assess what readers are responding to and devote my time and energy to those books before chasing my shinier, newer ideas. I don't think I'll ever sit down and force myself to write something I positively hate but I can choose to fall in love with books that would make good husbands --er, good sellers.
 

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valeriec80 said:
Yes.

(Money don't buy everything, it's true. But what it don't buy, I can't use. )
Anybody who drops a line from the song "Money" into the conversation is somebody I can hang with.

Here's another line from that hunka Motown funk:

"Your love give me such a thrill,
but your love don't pay my bills.
I need money."

Repeat and fade.

You go, girl.

Here's the link to the song if anyone is curious to see how Barrett Strong breaks this whole money thing down for us. If nothing else it might get you shaking your groove thang, and what writer couldn't use that as a break from the grind?

Didn't mean to disrupt the flow of the thread, but I just couldn't let that reference go uncommented upon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpJvrBt_HwQ
 

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Gertie Kindle 'a/k/a Margaret Lake' said:
But what if your favorite book is your worst seller? :'(
Make it free and write the sequel anyway. ;) That's what I did. And now I'm proud to say that the sequel is not my worst seller. (Not my best, either, but you know...baby steps.)
 

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ChristinePope said:
Make it free and write the sequel anyway. ;) That's what I did. And now I'm proud to say that the sequel is not my worst seller. (Not my best, either, but you know...baby steps.)
Oh, I like that. I started it but let it slide. Back to work!
 

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You're in good company.  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle HATED Sherlock Holmes.  I say write the sequel and laugh your way to the coffee shop.
 
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