I have no idea. Seriously, I do have ideas to do with glass tanks and gladiators, secret spies and thieves, teenage pregnancy and jealousy... Hm. Maybe I can do this thing. It's not going to be good. It's going to be absolutely horrible. The first one was supposed to be FUN. Like sitting in the sun, not work. Like sanding the floor. Instead, I got fun with oodles of work. I don't want to work, just fun. Maybe I'll just write dialogue and skip all the other stuff. Call it an outline. A two hundred page outline. No stress. Short chapters. No big deal. Pant, pant, pant. This is going to be fine. And fun. And fine. I said that already. Maybe I'll just take the month off, or write Monsterontous! That would be a fun Halloween thing to write. Maybe so. I'll check my schedule.
I read the book and at first I was all derisive. "This is such a silly story. No wonder it came together so much faster than my other books," and then it sucked me in and I couldn't put it down until I found out what was going on and if they got together, and then it was over and I'm supposed to make a sequel that tops the first one.
Ugh. Also, it has hardly any reviews and it's been out for a long time, but people don't write reviews. Do people not like it? Maybe only a very few people like it. If so, who am I writing for? I'm totally satisfied by the ending. Gen and Sean got together and they're kind of happy, even if she does have a knife wound and he's still Sean and who knows what's going on with Oliver. Will he really leave them alone? He's basically evil. Not really though. I don't know. I didn't plan to have a sequel. With Slide, I knew the ending, and now I've just got to fill in the blanks, not that that's easy, but I have something.
Okay. No more whining. Maybe a little bit. Sigh. I'll definitely check my schedule.