I've been a writer for a long time, even though Georgia Moonbeams is the first book I've ever put out. Over the 20+ years that I've been writing I have discovered there are essentially two types of writers. Those who plan out everything meticulously and those who seem to write by the seat of their pants (Pantsers as someone on the forum called it). This is not a black and white type deal, it's a spectrum. Both types of writers have pros and cons and there isn't one right style, or even one that is better than another. It's whatever the writer is comfortable with.
I'm a pantser, though I do plan things out. I have plans in place for at least 3 more books in the Georgia Moon series and several companion stories as well. Sometimes though, even my plans are pushed aside when the story simple decides to write itself. That is what is currently happening.
I can't get into details about anything really because it involves a character that you guys have not met as of yet, but I had planned to make a short story (similar to Summer's Dance) to give a little more insight into the character, but we all know what they say about the best laid plans. This story has taken on a life of its own. What was originally going to be a short story is turning into it's own book. Literally, what was supposed to be a story about the size of Allison's will be, at a minimum, just as long as Georgia Moonbeams and could potentially be longer.
That's exciting but it also brings on a new set of challenges. I have to make sure that the way the story is currently developing doesn't clash with things that I've already written or with things that I know I have planned for later books. So you may ask ... what are you complaining about?
Well, nothing. I'm not complaining at all. It's one of the things I love about writing. I love the challenge of taking scene 1 and connecting it to scene 4. I love it when the writing starts to write itself. That, to me, makes the best story! I just wanted to give a heads up to you guys and give you some progress on what's going on.
In the meantime, thank you for all your support! Whether it's been just a kind word in the comments, a message sent to me, supporting me on Patreon, or joining my discord channel, I appreciate all of it! Still lots more stories to tell!