A Writer’s Dilemma

Bell Mountain Series: Lee Duigon: 9781891375668: Amazon.com: Books

I was getting ready to write a life of King Ozias, who lived 2,000 years ago in Obann’s time, the last anointed king of Obann until his descendant, King Ryons–yes, getting myself pumped for a whole new cast of people and places–

When my editor, Susan, said, “But what happens next? After all that business with the Witch Box! I want to know what happens next!”

Well… now that you mention it, so would I.

So what do I write? King Ozias, or the next episode in Obann’s current history?

King Solomon tells us, “[I]n a multitude of counselors, there is safety.” So I’m open to advice from wherever I can get it–readers, editorial staff, family members, friends: anybody.

I’m also told that The Witch Box is probably not a suitable title for a book published by Chalcedon’s ministry. They know the readership better than I do, so I’d better change the title. To what, I don’t know: not yet I don’t. May the Lord provide–as He always has. (Does anybody like Ocean of Time? It’s relevant.)

Decisions, decisions! As my old chess buddy, Sam, used to say, “What to do, what to do?” But it’s part of the job, so I’ll have to find an answer.

7 comments on “A Writer’s Dilemma

  1. I’ve heard of some writers writing on two or three different books at a time, like some people like to read several books at the same time (like myself). As for a new title, I will pray the answer comes swiftly.

  2. Ocean of Time sounds like a good title. And I think you should write whichever book calls to you more. If you’re stuck on the sequel, then work on the prequel. 🙂

    1. I want to do them both, but I know I can’t. Only one book at a time–and it takes about 9 months, sometimes more. Then I have to let my brain recharge.
      Fantasy is fun, but it’s not easy.

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