Okay, maybe not clamor as such, but recently, I’ve begun to wonder if God is trying to tell me something.
I know God is always trying to tell me something! If there is anyone on this earth that needs to be told “something” by our Creator, it’s certainly me! I’m probably the slowest person to learn lessons.
However, today, I’m thinking more about in terms of my writing. In January 2004, my book Fabric of Faith was published by Wings Press. My friends in PA had a booksigning for me and one of them even started reading her Bible again after reading the book, so I’m humbled and pleased by the reception of this book.
To be honest, I don’t believe it’s the best book I could write, but God has used it for His glory and that’s all I need.
However, about a year or so ago, a friend here in Baton Rouge bought a bunch of copies to give out to friends and family for Christmas, even though she hadn’t read it yet. When she did, she asked if I was going to write another book about these characters.
I hadn’t considered doing that. This is a story God gave me and I feel it’s finished. I’m in the middle of writing the sequel to Attack of the Queen, a book that screamed for a sequel.
Now, a friend of my daughter’s has read Fabric a second time and she’s been sending me messages via my Facebook page asking me to write another book about these characters. AND a woman who bought Fabric at a booksigning sent me a note saying she loved it and is letting all her friends read it and wants to be informed with I publish something else.
Granted, that last one isn’t a “clamor” but I’m wondering if I should think about a sequel. I’m in the middle of this book and have several I need to work on. Do I really want to revisit Mary Grace and Chance?
I don’t know. I prayed about it last night and I can think of some things I do with them, now that I’ve matured in my writing.
I never wanted to disrupt their happy little family before, but now I realize that I might have to make things tough on them to write another story for them.
Do any of you that have read Fabric of Faith (is there anyone out there?) want more about these people? Do you generally want to read more about characters you like?
If you’re a writer, have you ever faced the idea of writing a sequel when you hadn’t planned on it?
I will say this is kinda one of my writing dreams: to have fans ask more more.