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Book 2

Started Book 2 of The Osteomancer’s Son. I’ve never written a sequel or a continuation of a series, so this is new territory for me. I do have a basic understanding that I’ll need to pick up unresolved threads from the last book and raise the stakes and up the antes and goose the aunts and uncles or whatever. That last one might not be right. Like I said, this is new territory.

Here, I reveal some of my nefarious plans:

Crossposted from Greg van Eekhout. You can comment here or there.

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jaylake
Dec. 14th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
I have been quite surprised by the change in my technique and internal thought processes brought about by writing second and third books in series (or at least in continuity). You will be too, I am confident.
gregvaneekhout
Dec. 15th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
I'll look forward to seeing how things change unless the changes HORRIFY ME.
jaylake
Dec. 15th, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
Oh, you will know horror...

Actually, I have some serious thoughts about this based on my experiences with the MAINSPRING and GREEN trilogies. Maybe I'll make them into a blog post in the next day or two, or if you want and think it might be helpful to you, we can correspond via email.
gregvaneekhout
Dec. 15th, 2011 01:52 am (UTC)
I'll look forward to your post (if you decide to write it), and I'm already thinking about some things I'd like to ask you.
bogwitch64
Dec. 14th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
Isn't it grand to start a new thing--all that possibility!
gregvaneekhout
Dec. 15th, 2011 01:12 am (UTC)
Yes! At the same time, it means that there's all this work to do.
_stranger_here
Dec. 15th, 2011 12:36 am (UTC)
I love the idea that "huge-ass mammoth" might make its way into all your books henceforth.
gregvaneekhout
Dec. 15th, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)
I can't believe it took me three books to remember mammoths. That was sloppy of me.
affinity8
Dec. 15th, 2011 01:19 am (UTC)
Good luck with the nefarious plans!

And huge congrats on turning in book 1 - very nice! A great milestone and yay you!
gregvaneekhout
Dec. 15th, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
Thank you! Boy, it was a long time ago that you read my first stab at this book back at Starry Heaven.
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Dec. 16th, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
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