3.11.2013

Writing a sequel is not easy. Not at all.

Hi!

While I just did a cover reveal - with the help of amazing people - for my novel By My Side, I've got many other projects I'm working on. One of which is entitled Patch Up, a new adult novel that is not exactly a romance as you can imagine first. I deeply care about this novel because the heavy subject the plot is centered on is important to me and I wanted to write something intense, emotional and moving. It was hard to write it and edit it but with the help of my beta readers, I can be proud of it.

But here is the thing. When I wrote Patch Up I had in mind a stand alone book with many possibilities for a companion novel, but I never really entertained the idea of a sequel. And yet, here I am, writing a sequel for Skye and Duke's story. This time the tone is a little different because the story evolved along with the characters' lives and the romance is going to be way more present.

Don't get me wrong, if I started writing this sequel it's because I have tons of ideas to make it interesting and because my characters still have things to share. Though, it's way more difficult for me to write this sequel than it was to write Patch Up.

I think it's because I'm afraid it won't be as good as Patch Up is, because I'm wondering if I'm over doing it after everything Skye and Duke went through, and I'm also wondering if their romance is going to be that interesting for the readers after how they managed to be where they are at the end of Patch Up. Yes, I'm doubting and it's very common for me.

I never thought writing a sequel would be like this. I know Patch Up can be a stand alone novel but I don't want to say goodbye to my characters just yet. Maybe this sequel will never be published but I think I need this kind of closure writing it will bring me. It sounds weird, I know, but it is difficult to let go after you spent months deeply involved with your emotions, fears, doubts and hopes.

But right now, fingers crossed for the future of Patch Up.

If you're like me, having a difficult time writing your sequel, think about this...