Friday, July 10, 2015

Hey! Average reader! I have a question for you...

Epiphany: a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something.

I had me one of these yesterday.

A relevant yet sudden revelation.

Maybe the reason I'm having so much trouble writing book three is because I don't want to write it about Emily.

I have many excuses, as I mentioned the other day, and not a lot of content.

Maybe it's not Emily's turn.

Maybe she's not ready for her own story. Yet.

Maybe this book needs to be about someone else. Someone who has LOTS of content.

So, let me ask you this, average readers, if you read the first 2 books in a series, and they were both about 2 female family members, would it bother you if the subject of book 3 changed to a male family member?

Would it throw you off or confuse you?

Honestly, this seems like the best course of action for me, which means I actually got excited by the prospect of writing about this character.

But, readers are important too, and I don't want to scare off the three that I have!

What say you, good blogger friends?

Am I crazy?

Wait! Don't answer that.

Do I have a crazy idea?


Have you seen the trailer for Con Man yet?


  1. You're crazy, but we like you that way.
    It wouldn't bother me.

  2. It wouldn't bother me! I think we're all a little crazy...

  3. I think if there's an idea that makes you exciting about writing, that you should follow it through. Your excitement/passion will show, and your readers (of which I'm sure there's many more than three...) will read and love it because you wrote it. They're (we're) your readers for a reason.

    And I am ashamed to say that I haven't yet seen the trailer for Con Man. I feel like such a bad Whedon fan at this moment.

    1. Thank you. Thank you!
      It helps to hear it from friends!


  4. I still need to read your stories, but in other series where this happened, it didn't ever bother me to suddenly read from a guy's perspective.

  5. My first two books were primarily from the woman's perspective, Sarah and Lori. I was going to make the third one from Maria's primary perspective, but James' voice was stronger. The fourth was also from a male POV and then ended with another female. I don't think switching the genders is a problem.

  6. It wouldn't bother me at all. All the best figuring out what you want to do:)

  7. I think if you're more excited about writing another character than Emily, then you should write from that point of view from that other character. Otherwise you might not enjoy the writing process as much.

  8. It wouldn't bother me Heather, Good luck whoever you write about.

  9. Wouldn't bother me any. If it works for you, go for it!

  10. As one of your 3 readers, I say get your rear in gear, sharpen your typing fingers, put on a pot of coffee and get typing. After 2 books, you need to shake your readers up, give us some surprises. You always write better from the male perspective anyway. I expect 20 pages by tomorrow.

  11. It wouldn't bother me. I say go with your gut.

  12. It's in your gut, so do it! Because, if you force the other unwanted story, your readers will notice.

  13. I agree with MJ; if it's exciting to you, go write it!

  14. I know I'm late, but I thought I'd throw my answer in as well. :)

    It wouldn't bother me, unless..... the other two books were written from the perspective of the same person.

    As an example, the first two books of the Divergent series were written from Tris' perspective. Book three started off switching between Tris' and Four's perspective. It was really annoying to me. I understand why she did it, but that was part of the problem. I knew early on why she did it and that really bugged me.

    Does that help? If the first two books were from different perspectives then it wouldn't bother me in book three if it just happens to be a guy's perspective.

  15. Um... It would depend on the genre.

    I read romance, and I prefer an alternating POV. A book that was heavy on the hero's POV wouldn't bother me.

    1. Clarifying. If it's chick lit, you might have a problem.


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