So, work is still mad and my time is limited, but Easter is coming. I had planned to do some serious blog reading and catching up, but my editor has just finished manuscript assessing my latest novel, an occult themed book, and she suggested making it the first in a trilogy, so the plot monster has risn in my head and I’ve plotted out two books now to complete the trilogy so will be deep in writing the beginning of the first of the two over the break instead. So I may be missing in action for Easter as well, apart from any poems I have scheduled to post every few days, and attempts to at least try to keep up a bit each morning over coffee!
So forgive me my absence from your blogs again, please – the muse is a demanding force as you all know only too well!
But on the topic of trilogies – for those that either read them and love them, or those that write them (or serial books in general) – do you find you need to do a mini-synopsis of the previous book at the beginning of the next? If so, are there clever ways of doing that without it just being a whole bucketload of heavy exposition at the beginning? Any thoughts, tips or advice would be much appreciated!
Oh, and in terms of such advice, my trilogy will complete an arc with the same people, plus some new characters – it isn’t one of a series of ‘X – occult hunter’ with different episodic storylines – so in case that is important to any advice given I thought I would mention that.