Indecisive Me needs help

In the last few weeks, I got quite a lot of negative reviews on my story “Swordplay”. While I still love the world, the characters and the setting, this got me thinking. After coming back out of my self-induced misery, I understood a couple of things:

1. The reviewers might have been the wrong choice of readers seeing that most of them are romance readers.
2. A genre mix like this is harder to sell than plain crime or plain fantasy or plain romance.
3. I should write more than this series so readers can choose.

So I decided to write in three different series this year. The first one (1) will still be my Gendarmerie Magique series (I like the world too much). The second one (2) is a middle grade time travel series, and the last one (3) a single-genre fantasy series. And this is where I need your help. Of the bat, I can think of three stories I can turn into a series, but with some more brainstorming I can use them all. So, please tell me:

Which story shall I expand into a series?
Welche Geschichte soll ich zu einer Serie ausbauen?

Poll Maker


If you haven’t read the stories (yet), you can look at their descriptions by clicking on the mini-covers on the right or on the titles in the poll (for voting please click on the white circle).

A few more informations on what I’ll do once I choose my third series:

Since I don’t like cliffhanger endings, you can expect all three to be linked stand-alones (meaning each book stands on its own but is linked in sequential order to the other books of the series). The books will be slightly shorter than the initial stories (maybe around 50,000 words for series 1 and 3 and 25,000 words for series 2) or I won’t be able to write them all this year.

Thank you for your help.

7 thoughts on “Indecisive Me needs help”

  1. Frauke says:

    I would love to see more of all of them, but I think the one that just begs for a sequel is ‘Paralan’s Children’

    1. Cat says:

      1. set on Paralan or in a new world?
      2. with Vera as a main character again or with a completely new set of characters?

      1. Frauke says:

        Following on from ‘Paralan’s Children’, so set on Paralan, with either Vera or maybe a child of hers. The book left so many things left to explore with regards to the relationship of the two races, and I’d love to see where the world is headed now that at least one human has had a glimpse of the true capabilities of the Paralans. Paralanians? Parallels? I can’t for the life of me remember if they had a special name in the book… I’m getting ooooold!

  2. Sally says:

    I’ve voted and shared.

    1. Cat says:

      Thank you.

  3. Hi. Just stopping by early for A to Z

    1. Cat says:

      Wonderful. Sorry for the delay in approving your comment. I’ve been away for a few days. See you later.

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