So. This summer is packed with upcoming sequels. Some of them have been on my TBR pile for a year. To be honest, the wait has been a-g-o-n-i-z-i-n-g. But alas, summer is upon us! No more waiting!
Since sequelitis is in full bloom in my lil ol' head, I figured I'd share some of the books I'm desperate to get my hands on. So. Here are 4 of my most anticipated sequels of the summer:
There are lots more where those came from, but this is just to give you an idea of what I'm looking forward to. Yes, I will read debut novels and subsequent novels from already published authors, but there's something about sequels, you know? The anticipation prior to getting your hands on one is both awesome and excruciating... and it's a lot like querying.
Before you get an agent's/editor's response, everything is fair game. You envision a buttload of requests with glowing praise for your manuscript. Or you could envision tons of rejections and cry yourself into a corner just thinking about it. Either way, you're already familiar with other authors' experiences, their success/failures, and their querying tactics. Before you get that response, you hope your experience meets your expectations. Same goes for waiting for a sequel--you have sooooooo many expectations and fears that it's insane. Will the MC do what I want them to do? Or will they TOTALLY go a different route and leave me in the dust? In both cases, you don't want to be left in the dust. But simply waiting for the moment when you know whether it happens or not can be more excruciating than knowing for certain.
At least it is for me.
Hopefully, I'm evolving into a much more patient, considerate creature.
Now tell me: are there any sequels you're dying to get your hands on this summer?? And if you're querying, or plan on querying this summer, BEST OF LUCK! *hugs a bazillion times*