To Book or not to Book?
November 7, 2008 12:13 PM Subscribe
How much of book one do I have to explain in book two, if book two is part of a series I'm writing?
posted by Xurando to writing & language (9 answers total)
Last year I started writing an epic novel and got through part one and eighty thousand words. Then I got busy and put the writing down expecting to pick up part two any day, but I haven't.
To get motivated again I signed up for NaNoWriMo
. The problem is I can't use any previous writing in NaNoWriMo. I have to start part two like it's book two even though eventually they will be part of the same novel.
How much of book one do I have to explain? It's a complicated plot, but my preference is not to explain it all. Will this approach hurt the writing?