The first time I wrote Second Sight, I knew I wanted it to be more than just one story, but I didn’t know how or what I wanted to write. This time, as I edit, it has been at the front of my mind.
Writing a series is incredibly fun. It allows me to continue in a world I have created and keep playing with characters I love. In this case, Terra, Malcolm and Logan, who you will meet as you read this short story.
One of the critical parts of using Holly Lisle How to Write a Series course is the secrets the characters keep. Sometimes as a reader, we will get to know these, other times we follow along with the characters as they fight for every little piece of information they can find. I get to create these secrets and the wants and needs that these secrets generate.
Creating the secrets of these characters surprised me even as I wrote them. It clicked in my head like a jigsaw. I’d all the pieces but I’d not been able to see the picture until it was all put together. It’s one of the reasons I write.
Logan’s secret especially was a surprise and something that I did not even get to touch on in this story. There are many secrets I did not get to touch on, and I am very much looking forward to revealing them as I continue to write in this world. Hopefully soon.
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Terra’s world is thrown into darkness and the only thing she can see is a death she fears she cannot stop.
To have any hope of preventing what’s coming, Terra must learn to stop fighting her past and embrace her gift, but as Seers start dying, is she already too late?