Very rarely does the second story match the intensity and awesomeness of a great first story. Unfortunately, our expectation level is usually set too high and we want the next one to top the first one. So writing a sequel has a lot of pros and cons... Here are my humble thoughts about sequels. (Watch Jimm Falon? Pros and Cons and Pros and Cons and Prose!)
Pro - Fans of the first book will want the second and probably tell their friends - I can't wait for the next one to come out!
Con - Or they could go the other way, if they didn't like the first one and might tell their friends about it...
Pro - Most of the characters are already fleshed out and familiar to you. Most of the world/setting you've already created as well.
Con - You have to remember things about them AND they need an awesome new story and interesting new characters to keep it fresh!
Pro - More books means more readers.
Con - Or not... An accomplished writer I met had over twenty books out there. Is that what it takes? I better get moving!
Pro - One more story out of my crowded head!
And Tyrean asked for a quote from SIMULATION. Here's one of my faves...
She wished she had Santa powers to fly up the chimney. Most uncomfortable situation ever.
Thanks so much for fitting me into your busy schedule, Tyrean! I'm very excited for your upcoming release and looking forward to helping you promote it! She knows all about sequels =)
by Tara Tyler
Release Date: Sept 14, 2015
In 2082, androids are an essential part of daily life. Some are helpful, some would make better toasters, and some are so human-like they're creepy. Back in Atlanta, Detective Cooper takes a case to uncover an illegal clone android simulation operation. He hopes it will take his mind off his recent break up, but he winds up crossing paths with his ex, FBI Agent Geri Harper.
As Cooper closes in, Geri is kidnapped. But when she resurfaces in Washington and goes on a killing spree, he knows it isn't her. Now under suspicion himself, Cooper must find the real Geri to prove her innocence, not to mention hunt down the powerful villain behind it all. Never a dull moment.
SIMULATION delivers more technology, more intense action, more humor, and more, distinct new characters. Come along for the ride.
Tara Tyler writes sci fi and fantasy action-adventures from her little corner of the world in Ohio as she tries to keep up with her three boys and coach husband. Always making time to write, she sometimes puts off chores and lets laundry pile up... hence, she's also the Lazy Housewife, offering advice and tips to other gals out there trying to do it all without going crazy. She and her housewife friends blog at The Really Real Housewives of America.
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