Another day, another chapter down. Getting closer and closer and as I do, I've starting thinking about that various ways The Paladin could go when I'm done with this. I have a few characters in the book that are really stand out and I thought it'd be neat to pursue their stories as I continue. I think I may, audience interest pending, put it up to my readers to tell me which character they liked best and what story they'd like to see told next.
Of course, I need to start writing the next story the moment I'm done with this one, so it's more likely that my third or fourth book would be fan decided. This second one, however, still has a few ways it could go. But... how do I talk about that here without giving away spoilers? Well... let's see. One idea will follow directly from the end of this book, being a true, direct sequel. Another is a prequel idea that chronicles Reagan's days in the Paladin Academy. A third deals with a batch of new recruits at a new Paladin parish. Yet another is darker, more adult story that will follow a hunter in the world of the paladin.
So, I've got a lot of ways to go. I mean, I've already finished off two short stories (links on the main page) within The Paladin's universe. I talked a little bit about the potential of doing a bestiary from the point of view of Katie, one of the masons in my novel. I just don't know where to go.
I suppose too many ideas is a good problem to have. Hopefully, if I get published, my agent will help me come up with the next story I should tell. If not, well, I guess I'll just start writing and see what happens.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.