I'm in a contract with my publishers to write a series - which is great - I'm new to this game so I was hardly gonna argue...
Anyhow I'm currently finishing up book two and was wondering about the following;
1. How much old ground do I need to cover? I assume I need to make it work in it's own right and can't expect the reader to have read the first. However I don't want to bore a reader who has.
2. How much can my main character change? I want her to evolve but my publisher is very clear that they love the ballsy, loud mouthed Lilly as she is and want to market her very much as a brand.
3. On a practical note Lilly is a lawyer, not a cop, so just how many gruesome murders can she get involved in before it just looks bloody silly.
Answers on a postcard.
H B x