I just finished chapter 12 of Travelers. While the writing has been going slow on this one, I really do love the story and how it’s all coming out. I’ve also been thinking a lot about how I’m going to start Infestation, which is the next book in the series that takes place before this one. So even though things have been progressing slowly with the book I’m currently working on, I’m already coming up with ideas for the next one.
Ever since I started Travelers, I’ve had this idea in my head for how I wanted it to end. At least, how I thought I wanted it to end. Yesterday I started thinking, and I came up with an idea that I think will work even better. It’s funny how you can be so dead set on something and have it so solidly locked in, and then suddenly you’ll have an even better idea that will totally wipe the first one away. I guess that’s just part of the joy of being a writer.
One thing that sort of depresses me in a way is that Travelers will be the final book in the series, despite how many books I decide will come before it, be it one more or ten more. The reason it depresses me is because I really like these characters, and I had originally intended for this book to be the first of a new series, but in the end I came to the conclusion that it all works better if I make it the final book of the original series. To be honest, while I’m loving how this book is coming out, I can’t really think of anywhere to take it once it’s completed, which is why I’ve decided to use it as a series ender instead of the start of a new series.
Then the inevitable question after I eventually finish the series is, where do I go from there? As far as the writing goes, I think that once the series is done I’ll probably end up focusing on writing some standalone novels rather than anything that’s a series or even a trilogy. Perhaps the standalones would help the series gain the traction it needs to generate some decent sales.
I honestly don’t know what the future holds. I’m just dealing with the present, and for me the present involves finishing Travelers and then getting started on Infestation.
That’s it for now. I’ll try to post updates a bit more frequently in the future. I’ve just been feeling really run down and a little scattered lately, which is why the writing on Travelers has been going slower than usual.