Happy Friday! Casey here.Back in January 2010, high from the successful completion of Ascension, I penned the next book in the series. It’s tentatively titled, Aethera Lost.
And that is exactly what the book is: lost. I wrote up to the final chapters then stopped, cold turkey. The Doubt Monster savaged the plot. I second guessed every idea, every plot twist – everything.
I slashed. I re-wrote. I re-plotted. Then it dawned on me – I needed to stop. So I put the story away. Later, as I grew more business savvy, I heard the conventional wisdom – “no sequels, unless you have a book contract in hand.”
That’s all I needed to hear. I continued to ignore the book. But like Hamlet, guilt ate away at me. Even worse, the main character – Galen Archer – refused to leave me alone. He was angry that I’d moved on to another story. How dare I?
I have made a few attempts to move the story back on track. I created a synopsis, wrote several new beginnings, and tried to make up my mind!!
Sad to say, the story is still in limbo land. Maybe I’m not ready to tell this tale yet. Or maybe I should just finish it and deal. We’ll see. Because I hate having unfinished business and one way or another Galen’s story will be completed.
Take that Doubt Monster!
Let’s hear from you? What have you left unfinished? And what are your plans to resolve the situation?