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13 August 2008 @ 08:34 am
Unforeseen dangers  
I'm realizing something about writing a sequel/in a series.

In some ways, it's easier to dive right in. I know most of the main players very well already. They're friends, and I want to know everything that's happened to them since the last time we saw each other. (Even though it was only a month ago, or so.) But that, I'm finding, is a double edged sword. I keep wanting to bring in character X to a scene, or go and see what character Y is up to, just because I like them and I want to know.

Bad Rhien, no cookie! If it doesn't move the story forward, no, you can't go and play with the pretty people.

And now my muse is off somewhere, pouting. :(
 
 
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The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: 6nHarveysabaceanbabe on August 13th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
Let your muse write little scene snippets. You never know where such a beast might become important later in the story.

I usually find that when my brain really, really wants to write something, it's because it has a plan for it later that my conscious mind doesn't know about yet. :P
Dragonsinger: Alex scruffy - Phlourishiconsdragonsinger on August 13th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
Hee! I'm having those problems while writing the first book. I'm talking about you, McKenna and Tristan.
(Anonymous) on August 19th, 2008 04:57 am (UTC)
Why not?
Write woman write! I am here to read! I want to know what happened to those characters too!

Maybe I need to invite myself to your house, and get you to tell me what they have been up to. Nah, that wouldn't be as much fun. When will this book be done? Is it done yet? Huh, is it done yet?

:P Paula
rhienellethrhienelleth on August 19th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Why not?
LMAO - Nope, definitely not done yet! You will be among the first to know when it is, though. :D

I did post a brief snippet of the opening scene, though.