So in the last week I've been taking looots of notes to stimulate the start of my sequel. I've decided to put an excerpt in the back of Finding Kylie, to interest readers to look for the second book, On The Verge.
It's a daunting task to take on, knowing the bar has been set high with the first book, but I'm way up to the challenge. The notes I've been taking are already starting to formulate a framework for the storyline and characters.
I've mentioned in previous posts that I'm a dream writer. Some of my best stuff comes to me at 2 a.m., which is the magic hour for me. I know God places these plots and character twists in my head and prompts me to wake up enough to remember what ran through my mind. So for two days I've been simmering. A great start to my second book hit me at 2 a.m. and has stuck in my mind waiting to be put on paper.
My mother keeps saying, "I hope you're writing all these ideas you're having down so you don't forget."
For those that don't know me, I forget a loooot of little details when it comes to my life. Like what time or date we've made family plans. Or which day I'm supposed to do something important. Some years even my anniversary date escapes me...hmmm the 20th or the 22nd?
In order to remember my anniversary, I have to walk through who my husband's favorite baseball player is, Will Clark #22. He picked the 22nd, so that he wouldn't forget. Smart guy!
BUT with writing...nothing is forgotten. I don't have to write it down. Although I write notes to formulate a plan, I don't have to write them to remember them. It's like breathing for me...knowing how to start and finish....and learning what to set in the middle. So after simmering along for the last couple of days I finally started my book on my computer, so that I could email my publisher an excerpt.
I feel at peace with how it starts and know it will get the reader excited about the new book.