Writing a trilogy is hard. Harder, even if you’re like me and can’t remember your current hero’s eye color (handy for me that the current hero has eyes that are different colors. or maybe not so handy since this means I have to remember two eye colors)…

Larissa knows this about me. Sometimes, she will ask me what our current Syd hero’s eye color is and I’ll say, they’res kind of like a blueish greenish grayish brownish color.

And then she just stares at me. Yes, I can tell this through email.

So anyway, back to trilogies. They’re HARD. If you’re the organized type, maybe not so much. But you have to remember everyone’s ages and when they met their current girl/boyfriend and when their book took place and if things were resolved in the book before the one you’re writing. You have to be able to carry over subplots without retreading too much old ground but yet, going over old ground for the readers who’ll pick up the series out of order. So basically, you’re taking books that are delicated interwoven and you’re attempting to make them stand-alone as well. All without ripping your hair out or throwing the books out the window.

I recommend a lot of chocolate if you’re writing a trilogy. Feel free to send some along at any given time…

Steph T.