Do you ever feel like all of the different things you need to make a decision on hit at the exact same time? That’s how I’ve been feeling over the last couple of weeks. It seems like every time I make one decision, two more things pop up. From our homeschooling summer schedule to the changes in our activities, from household stuff to how I’m managing my time in general, there is a lot to consider. Toss in my writing schedule, and it’s a mess!
I have papers with notes all over my desk, but most importantly, I have a to do list so I can focus and cross things out as I go. It helps a lot, though I find I’m moving things from one day to the next when I can’t get everything done like I’d hoped I could.
One of the decisions I’m wrestling with right now has to do with my Love’s Compass series of books. And I thought, who better to ask for some input than you wonderful readers? I hope you don’t mind!
When I first started writing the Love’s Compass series, I originally intended for it to contain enough books to cover the members of two specific families: The Chandlers and the Davenports.
Finding Peace – Tuck Chandler and Laurie Blake
Finding Hope – Lexi Chandler (Tuck’s older sister) and Lance Davenport (Tuck’s best friend)
Finding Courage – Avalon McNeil (Lance’s sister) and Duke McNeil
Finding Faith – Serenity Chandler (Tuck and Lexi’s little sister) and Aaron Randall
Finding Joy – Chelsea Blake (Laurie’s sister) and Parker Wilson
Finding Grace (coming later this year) – Elizabeth Davenport (Lance’s little sister) and Andrew Martin
With the exception of writing Chelsea’s story in Finding Joy (and I think that one was close enough to count), I’ve pretty much stuck to my plan. But once Finding Grace is released, I won’t have any members of either family left to write about.
So here’s my dilemma: Do I end the series there at six books? Or do I start writing about people who are loosely connected to the two families? Like Elizabeth’s best friend or Serenity’s colorful coworker?
Even if you haven’t read my books, I value your opinion based on how you feel about a series. Would you like to see the series continue even if you’re not getting direct updates on the main set of characters? Or would you rather see the series end at that point when all members of the two families have basically gotten their forever afters?
Comment below and let me know your thoughts!
Giveaway: I’ll choose one random person who comments, and the winner will receive his or her choice of one of my books (digital). I’m going to leave this open until Wednesday, June 7th, at midnight. Can’t wait to read what you think!