Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Future of Miscorrection

I'm back. After a brief hiatus from the Miscorrection series for the past four months, I'm feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. I'm ready to get back into writing the series.

Last week, I started writing the story after outlining it roughly the week before. The Book 2 story has been in my head for years, so getting it outlined was not an issue. But  I did have an issue with my approach.

As you may know, I wrote Book 1 of Miscorrection as a series of six novelettes/novellas. I did this for a number of reasons, but the main one was my inexperience in writing. Writing Book 1 as a novel felt overwhelming, so I broke it down into six smaller stories that I could manage.

Great idea at the time, but as I thought about writing Book 2, I felt that approach might be wrong. After debating it in my head for a few weeks, I decided to write Book 2 as a novel. It will work out better and allow me to develop the plot in fuller detail.

This has left me with a minor problem. If Book 1 is six shorter stories and Book 2  is a novel, do the two compliment each other? Or do they make the series confusing? I think it is the latter. So, I am overhauling the series a little. No, I'm not rewriting Book 1 as a novel. Rather, I will take the "Book 1" completely off the title and rename it to Miscorrection: Preludes. The book I'm writing now will be titled in a similar fashion.

Instead of publishing a new book for this change, I will update Miscorrection: Book 1 (Sunrise to Sundown) with a new title, cover, and some inside changes. Currently, all sales of the book are on the Amazon Kindle, so I will make Amazon aware of the update so they can contact the customers who bought it already, if they want the new copy. This only applies to the eBook version as the print version will remain as it is. Who knows, maybe that one and the standalone eBooks of each story will be collector's items in a few years!

It was a tough decision to do this, but I think ultimately a very important one. As I continue to write Miscorrection 2, I'll reveal more information about it.

What do you think about my choice? Feel free to tell me in the comments below.