You've likely heard the old saying: "You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
I happen to disagree with this saying. In fact, there's another one I like better.
"You're never too old to learn."
So, where am I going with this, you're probably wondering.
Let me explain.
I've been writing for a long time, and I never planned a series or even a sequel. Well, you know how that goes. Never say never, right? So one day, this idea popped into my head. Just Breeze, the tween story published in 2009, was a fun story and I still liked the characters. And Breeze started talking to me that she had another adventure planned. So, I thought, Why not, and wrote Princess Breeze, the sequel to Just Breeze. It was published the summer of 2017.
So, in spite of the fact that I'd never written a sequel or a series, I'm not too old to learn how. In fact, I've been working on another sequel to a YA novel published in 2010. I'm not saying much about it because it may not work, the publisher may not want it, and dozens of other things can happen.
The lesson here, for me, is to try new things. Sequels, a series, new types of stories. Because, I'm never too old to learn, and neither are you.
Now, off to see what those chatty characters are trying to tell me now.
How about a trip to a tropical isle?