I’ll admit it, I am addicted to series. Reading them, writing them… series are my favorite.
Recently, I read a book by an author a friend had recommended. The book I chose was the first in a trilogy. I read the first one, kind of underwhelmed. It was… okay. I mean, I finished it, so it wasn’t terrible, but at the same time it was very easy to put down, which isn’t usual for me.
Still, you know what I did? I bought the next book in the series too. I mean, it had set the second book up in the end of the first so I just felt the need to keep going.
And you know what? The second I liked even less than the first. Still, when I was done… I was tempted to buy the last book. I haven’t actually done it yet, but the temptation is definitely there. I downloaded the sample… but I’m less than intrigued. And still I can’t decide whether to buy or not. It feels unfinished not to read it, but why waste my seven dollars on something I’m not even intrigued about.
When I write, the same thing happens. I just can’t stop with one story. No matter what the original plan is, more connected stories always pop out of the woodwork.