A new release is coming soon. Through The Eye’s of a Killer, is my sequel to In The Footsteps of a Killer. My first book took me only 9 months to write. The sequel was a different story. I was excited to start it. but quickly found out that writing a sequel is quite a different beast. There were so many ways it wanted to go. I had to narrow it down and put a pace to it. My characters wanted to do things other than what I wanted them to do. Sound familiar? We had to come to a compromise and it all worked out.
From the beginning of the first book I was asked was there going to be a sequel. My first response was “well no not really” I quickly learned that when you let other people read your writings they too have a vested interest in your characters. The first person was my Mom who said, “I know you’re going to write a sequel?” which from Mom was more of an order then a question…lol. Then later, after I sold a few copies and the reviews started coming in that question became. “Hey I can’t wait for the sequel” Ok I thought, “everybody wants a sequel, so I guess I’ll write a sequel.”
So I started writing the sequel and was introduced to new characters whom I hadn’t thought of when I wrote the first one. But as they started talking to me about who they were and what they wanted out of this sequel it became clear, this was meant to be. So as I listen to them talking to me, of course they were talking, the story began to be come to life. The sequel took me a little longer to write then the first but after we ( me and my characters) came to our agreement the rest as they say is history. The story grew and my anticipation for it’s conclusion grew. I even closed my eyes and saw things happening before I put it on paper. I can’t tell you if this came more from the characters or from me but I can tell you that it is as suspense filled and scary as the first, if not more.
The sequel Through The Eyes of a Killer is complete and will soon be released and I couldn’t be more excited. The sequel came with a different set of challenges but in the end it worked out. I am even more excited for this one since it also showed me that I can write a sequel and still have the same fire as I did for the first.