I recently found out that one of my publishers is closing its doors. As of May 1st I will have my books back on my hands and can do what I wish with them. For the past few weeks I have been trying to decide what I want to do. This is such a big decision to make! The books that are coming back to me are The Second Life of Magnolia Mae and Jade: Out of the Ashes. I love these books. In fact The Second Life of Magnolia Mae is my favorite, just don’t tell my other books that.
I have had people message me and ask for a second Magnolia book. I had never intended for that one to be a series. Now that I have it back in my hands I’m wondering if I should go over it again and decide if a series is something that I could do, is it something that I WANT to do? I could do a sequel where her brother travels back in time. Perhaps he never gave up looking for her and he somehow finds a way to get back to her. Maybe, she now has a niece or nephew who make their way back to find her only they’re looking for their dad (her brother) who vanished while searching for her! Perhaps, Magnolia could return to the future and see how the world she once knew was affected by her time travel. I think I’ll read through this book again and see if I’m inspired to continue the story.
Meanwhile, Jade was always supposed to have a sequel but every single time I sat down to write it I got stuck. I couldn’t seem to stretch out what was supposed to happen next into an entire new book. I’ve often thought about rewriting the ending of that book. It would make the book longer than it currently is but it would give a more satisfactory ending. I have had readers message me asking when the next book will be released. Maybe it is time to go back and give it a proper conclusion.
Have you ever had a chance to go back and make changes to one of your books after it had been published? Is there a book that you would want to add to or delete from?