Stand-Alone, Duology or Trilogy?

So my agent has heard from a publisher who is interested in seeing my full manuscript!  I don’t want to say who because I don’t want to jinx it but I’m excited.  I also have to find a way to bench that excitement because it could take 1-3 months to hear whether or not they want to make a formal offer and because I am SO patient, that’ll be no problem.

That’s the news on my first book.  Now on to my second book.  My agent had a lot of critiques and constructive criticism which is fantastic.  The only way to improve is by knowing what I’m doing wrong.  She also mentioned that she thought this book would be good on its own, as a two book series, or even as a trilogy!  I don’t know if I have it in me to stretch it out to be a trilogy, especially since one of her main critiques was that I need to work on my pacing.  My writing was described more as ‘lazy-river’ which sounds like a nice way of saying boring.  I’m hoping that’s not what she meant but, either way, I’m going to have to really dig in if I want to make this book(s) live up to its potential!

I’ve certainly noticed a trend within the YA fiction genre.  Trilogies are very ‘in’ right now.  That being said, I think, if anything, it’s going to be one really long book, or two books of a reasonable length.  I’m putting my current Work in Progress, Hindsight, on the back-burner so I can devote all my attention to Seer.

Bye for now!

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