I’ve turned book 2 into my editor. ~launches cupcake cannon~
Book 2 has been very interesting. I’m not sure if it was any harder to write than book 1, other than feeling like it *should* be harder because everyone told me book 2 is harder. (PS, there’s nothing wrong with you if it’s not harder). Both book 1 and book 2 had their own unique challenges. Really, the toughest part in Book 2 was consistency, making sure the characters still sounded like themselves, used the right slang, had the right eyes, and in one case, had the right name. (oops). Well, that and writing my airships…
I wasn’t on Twitter during book 1, and it’s interesting to see what effect social media and twitter had on book 2. A random question spans a DM chat that births a subplot, a joke spans a character, a guest blog post also adds a subplot.
I’ve been writing these characters since 2009 and I love when they surprise me. In my final read through I learned something about a character that’s been there from the beginning, something I’d never known before which, while a surprise, will help me in book 3 (which I should probably write soon).
ARCs and such for book 1 are going out…which is exciting and fearsome at the same time and a blog post in its own right.
Anyway, I’m going to go buy some chocolate. I just got book 1 copyedits.