Friday, January 25, 2008

What Are Your Intentions

So okay, there haven't been tons of questions (darn you all for not doing my work for me! You should feel deeply ashamed!), but at least I have two assignments now.

The first is to share with you all my intentions with the Alex series.

And the second is to write poetry based on my favourite moment in Canadian history. (JMM, I never said I wouldn't do a Shakespearean sonnet. In fact I said I WOULD do a Shakespearean sonnet on any topic of your choosing, so I will write my fav Canadian moment as a sonnet, if you approve).

So, to the first question!

I don't know.


Sorry sorry . . .

But it's kind of true. I know I have plans for more books, but I don't know how many or in what direction they will take me. I wish I could be as amazing as JK Rowling and have a very complex plan, and introduce clues in book one that will matter in book six etc (man I always loved that about her). But for me, I've always been a sort of, "Let's see where this is going to take me" kind of girl.

As to how the books will work - I've mentioned it before, but it is now buried deep in the archives, that my series is a bit different. The next book for example, Timothy and the Dragon's Gate, starts off by introducing a new character, Timothy Freshwater. We then follow his adventure until two thirds of the way through the book when he meets up with the end of Alex's adventure. Like he meets her the day after her adventure has just concluded, and then the two of them complete Timothy's adventure together.

Basically this makes the book standalone, in that if you haven't read Alex, you can still read Timothy because the adventure is totally new and different. At the same time, there are certain inside jokes, and a certain depth to characters, that you can enjoy had you read Alex first.

I hope this all makes sense.

So that's the plan for now! I hope this answered your question Anonymous 4:37, thanks so much for asking!


Anonymous said...

Yes, answered my question. Thanks! :)

J M McDermott said...

I'd settle for a Shakesperian limerick... Let's see what I can come up with.

I once knew a fellow from Denmark
Whose brain seemed to go for a lark
but it was all carbunkle
to fool his uncle
then everyone went to the park.

NiennaC said...

I just found Timothy and the Dragon's Gate on for pre-order. It looks cool, congrats!

ORION said...

It sounds so fun- I'm really looking forward to it!

Mary said...

I just saw it on Amazon, too. The cover looks GREAT!