The other day I read this post from a blogger who had a serious problem with book sequels in YA. The blogger claimed to hate waiting for the next book in a series and would rather see a bunch of stand alone books from now until the end of time.
To this, I call shenanigans.
Getting stories published is tough business. In the three years I’ve been submitting short stories (I’ve been writing for about six) I’ve managed to get just three picked up. It’s that experience with loads of rejection that makes me totally down with writers selling as many books as they can, even if that means I have to wait a while to read a sequel. Plus, it gives me an excuse to read lots of books so as to never feel like I’m waiting for anything.
What’s your spin on this thing? Are you down with a good series, or are you more the one-book-wonder sort?