Series, seriously

I’ve recently discovered that I’m writing a series of books. Or perhaps series … although I keep wanting to use “serieses” as the plural. πŸ™‚

But first: here’s the final cover for Entangled by Midsummer!!!

Entangled by Midsummer cover

I’m so excited! I’m working hard on finishing my part, and will announce a date once things are a little further along. πŸ™‚

For a long time I’ve toyed with the idea of writing a series, but with one complicated exception, I never had an idea that would last past one book. The exception is a western series I plan to write in a year or two or three. I love the idea, but it requires a ton of historical research in order to be factually accurate.

Over the past year I have noticed a few of my fantasy stories have overlapped slightly in unplanned ways, but I didn’t really think about it until this past week. Then: shazam! Just like that I realized I have not one series, but two! At least! In retrospect, it’s clear my subconscious had this figured out long ago, but this was a surprise to my conscious mind nonetheless. πŸ™‚

I’ve been busily connecting the dots I unknowingly put in place, as well as thinking about how I can expand up this. And, of course, I need to figure out what to call each series. So far the stories I’ve written or planned out (this includes short stories and novellas, as well as novels) all involve different protagonists, but I have some where a side character in one story is a main character in another.

I did recognize a small part of this. Last year I wrote a faerie story in which one of the side characters in Entangled by Midsummer appears as a much younger version of himself. I just didn’t see how I could turn all of this into more tightly related stories. Now it’s very clear, and I’ve been revamping my project schedule accordingly. I have a lot of writing to do!

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