Friday, July 28, 2017

Guest post on Writing a Series by Sarah Fischer, author of Second Snowfall plus Giveaway

Writing a Series by Sarah Fischer

Elton Hall Chronicles was always going to be a series. Initially, it had five books in it but eventually, I combined some ideas, and characters. I wanted to focus on real things affecting college girls today, and the men they all wish they had the chance to know. What was lucky is that right around the time I finished the third book, I was beginning the tedious but necessary process of working with my editor on book one, First Semester. Since I knew where I ended, I went back and put a few more breadcrumbs into book one that would make book two and three a bit more exciting. I got lucky with the timing.

My problem is that I think of the barebones of a plot and then write as I go the rest of the way. Sometimes, I completely change the plot, and sometimes I add in elaborate characters that throw a wrench into things. As a result, sometimes it is hard for me to plan long term. So many authors talk about their characters talking to you and I thought they needed to go outside and breathe in fresh air because they were clearly losing it. However, as I really got into my second book, Second Snowfall, I finally understood what that meant. One of my characters has an addiction problem and I had no idea until about halfway through the book. Yet, when I went back and checked his scenes, the signs were there. Personally, that was one of the most exciting moments I’ve had with writing. But it can also make writing a series difficult.

Since I wrote my book series from three different points of views, I feel connecting the books a lot harder. The characters are drastically different but beautiful all the same. They look at the world, school, and each other in different lights but I think it’s what brings out their best traits. Violet is the dreamer, Annabelle is the thinker, and Christie is the lover. The dreamer needs the thinker to keep her head out of the clouds all the time. The thinker needs the lover to remind her to use her heart sometimes without her head. The lover needs the dreamer to help her believe that true love exists. I knew each of these three characters so well and I think if you know your main characters, it will help you create the series you want to share with the world.  

Second Snowfall
Sarah Fischer

Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: July 4th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Last semester, Annabelle fell in love. There are just two problems. Jason is her best friend…and he’s already taken.
Refusing to break up a relationship, Annabelle resigns to love him from afar—until a certain hot firefighter walks into her life.
Kingsley is the perfect catch. Rich, attractive, with muscles to boot, and he only has eyes for Annabelle. But things get complicated when he clashes with Jason.
With tensions running high and emotions spiraling out of control, Annabelle finds herself torn between her love for Jason, and her new desire for Kingsley.

The longer Annabelle tries to hold on to both men, the more she gets tangled up in a web of lies, secrets, and chilling revelations.
Now, things have gotten worse and Annabelle must do something—before things get ugly…

Author Bio:
Sarah Fischer works hard fighting the good fight one background check at a time. But before she got into the business of being nosey, she graduated with a degree in criminal justice and married the calm to her crazy. Then she had a scary health scare and needed heart surgery. While recovering, she finally had the time to write stories filled with passionate romance. Her first book, Elton Hall Chronicles: First Semester was published in April and book two, Second Snowfall, will be out shortly. In her spare time, she manages a review blog called, A Kiss At Midnight Reviews.