When readers want a sequel
by, March 18th, 2011 at 08:28 PM (1931 Views)
I wrote my SF novel as a stand-alone story with no intentions of writing a sequel. Lately, though, readers have been expressing the desire for a second or even a third book with these characters. The thing is, a sequel wouldn't really be SF -- or if it is, it'd be because I manufactured some other difference between the engineered people (the saphers) and the regular humans. To me, that would be cheesy and obvious -- a stunt that's obviously an attempt to milk the original book.
While I REALLY appreciate readers enjoying it so much they don't want it to end, I hope I can get them to trust me to write another story that they'll love just as much -- or even more!
Venom got a new review yesterday on Amazon that really left me speechless. I hope y'all don't mind if I share.