Many writers dream of creating a successful series. The books are easier to write, as you already know your characters, setting, genre, and voice. Readers who are happy with the first book have an easier time buying the second, so you have a built-in market.
But creating a series is challenging. In this article we’ll discuss whether you’re ready, whether your project has potential, and some odds and ends about series.
Let’s face it, sometimes criticism sucks. It can come in the form of a scathingly bad review, or it can just be someone who reads your latest and calls you to say, “That wasn’t quite as great as we expected.” It’s no walk in the park, and I know that for too many authors it feels like a full-scale attack. (To some, rejection feels like much of the same.) It’s normal to feel that way, but you’ll be glad to know that rejection and criticism can both be great things. Here’s how to turn rejection and deal with criticism...
We publish a blog post to thousands of subscribers with a glaring grammatical error. Or we accidentally “cc” someone on a client’s confidential email. Or we quote a source incorrectly in an interview. Or we discover inconsistencies in a released novel, causing friction with our fiction.