Less than ten years ago, I wrote my second romance. I was still new in the business and haven't learned a lot. I wish I had or at least wait to write a series. Why is that?
According to the author of How To Write A Series, she suggested it would not be a good idea to write one if readers didn't like your first book or they say it was poorly written. Sure enough, reviewers had wrote that. Even those who read book 1, didn't read book 2 and book 3. In fact, there at least two people who had. Those who enjoyed book 1, haven't read book 2, but even though it wasn't my best, I garnered 25 reviews! Maybe I should not have rewritten the book because the second edition only has a handful of reviews--5 (one is just a rating) and none of the reviewers from book 1 left a review or even read book 2.
If I had waited after I learned more about writing, perhaps people would pick up book 2 and read it. I need those reviews, but they aren't coming in! I guess people don't like suspense or stories about rape even if it offer hope. I wrote book 3 because Beth needed her own story. She was Julie's first friend since she left Montana and she re-entered book 2 and which you learn more about her. It was time to give her a man and I wrote a sweet romance for her. Guess what? Since the new cover, I picked up three more reviews. One was negative, but hey! I can't please everyone. I even thought about rewriting book 3 just to please that one person plus I paid four editors to beta read my manuscript. They acted like editors rather than readers. Never hire editors to beta read.
So, the question remains: should I write book four and five? One reviewer wrote that she would love to read about Julie's sister (from book one) and Beth's friend (from book 3) but the reader never left a review for those book. Maybe she had read them and decided to give me a one for all review. Oh well.
I want to hear from you. Have you read any of my books in the series? I'm talking about the Second Chance Series. I even reduced the price so that you could read the first book at a lower price You can see the prices below in the images. I have gone through every length I could to improve on my books. I pay for an editor in all my books. I design my own covers, but they aren't made from free images of people. All for you. They cost a lot less to purchase or to download than for me to have professionally written and designed.
So, should I or not? Only the reviews will tell. If only one person seems interested in reading about the other two women, maybe I should leave it at three. What do you think?
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