I don’t know if I’m going to do another Bittersweet book again.
Let’s face it. I’m more comfortable with writing stand-alone novels than I am with writing a series. That goes against everything that urban fantasy has been built on. It’s like a must in this genre that you stay within your main character for a series of books before you venture outside of him/her. Unfortunately, my attention span doesn’t work like that. It likes to try new and different things and explore different characters (i.e. Dark Encounters series).
That’s why it took me 4 years to write another book about Alexa (Half Breed and Stripped) and more than a year to realize that a third book for her wasn’t happening. Yet, no matter how much I loved that world, I needed something new and different, which is why I started on a book for Genevieve, her older sister.
Honestly, I don’t know how other writers can write about the same characters day in and day out for 5+ books and never get bored. I’m humbled by their brilliance. But if you ask me to do it, you’re lucky if you get 1 good book out of the bunch. This is one reason why I stopped pursuing the ever elusive NY contract. I know what my strengths are and anything other than a loosely connected series isn’t one of them, even if I flesh out enough of an overarching plot to get through me a couple of books. At least with romances, after the characters fall in love, that’s pretty much the end of their book. I like the concept. Kelley Armstrong keeps her series fresh by switching to different character view points every couple of stories. That’s probably why I’m such a fangirl.
So what does this mean for Bittersweet and the others? It means if I feel the urge, I’ll write that second book. I’m just saying don’t look for it anytime soon.
What about you? Have you guys ever been bored with a series, even though everyone else raved about it?