So now that the ARCs of Pivot Point have been out in the world (scary) and people have been actually reading it (so. strange.) I've been getting this question: Is there a book 2?
And the answer is, yes there is. It's actually already written. And already sent to copy edits. That is so weird to me. Before being in this stage of the process, I never realized that sequels are pretty much written and done before book 1 even comes into the world. I know it's different for all authors. Some have a tighter schedule and don't have 21 months to wait for their first book to come out. But 18 months to 2 years is a very normal wait. And in that time a lot of writing can happen. For me, I've written both the sequel and two contemporaries. It's nice to have all these written before the pressure of reviews come.
I think this next stage of writing for me is going to have to involve figuring out how to distance myself a bit from that pressure. Any ideas? How do you guys shut the world out while you write? Anyone have any good techniques? I need a 'chill out' playlist or something. Okay, leave me good, relaxing song suggestions that you like to listen to in the comments section. Ready? Set. Go.