Readers seek holiday books all year round, but never more than November and December, though I’ve had impressive sales throughout other months also. I, too, love a great Christmas story anytime. I look for a great plot, good writing, and lovable characters regardless of what time of year it is.
My heroine, Tina in “A Smoky Mountain Christmas,” offered her next installment “A Smoky Mountain Wedding.” I wasn’t sure I wanted to write a sequel to my humorous book, so I put the heroine off for months. Book number one, was the first Romantic Comedy I’d written, and I expected it to be my last attempt at humor or comedy. Finally I gave in and Tina simply won’t stop whispering in my ear. That gal has a lot of story to leave behind.
Over the past year, several readers have pleasantly surprised me by asking if there would be a sequel, or that they’d like to see Tom’s (a convict from Book One) story. The more I thought about it the more I decided the story wasn’t finished. I wanted to read Tom’s story too.
So now I have plot points and several scene set-ups. Oh, I’m itching to get started on the next book and find out what happens. 🙂 It really is hard to give up lovable characters when you spend so many months in their heads.
After the Wedding book, will be a Baby book. Can’t wait to get started on either book. I had several chapters outlined and a few paragraphs written, but for some odd reason, it’s nowhere on my computer. I think Word ate it, at least that’s my excuse. Ha!
At any rate, a Christmas series has definitely whetted my appetite.
How many readers love sequels? I do. Do you have a favorite series?
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