Should I finish my trilogy before starting a new project?

As I get closer to the end of my first book, I’ve found myself tossing around hundreds of ideas for my second book.  I plan on making Southern Secrets a trilogy, however I’m not sure I’m ready to jump into book 2 of the series.

I’d like a little advice from my fellow writers, do you think I should strap myself in the chair and finish my trilogy before starting a new project?

I’ve found that I love the characters in Southern Secrets so much, but I am starting to feel like there are other voices I’d like to explore.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Until next time,



  • Read up on what your favorite authors have done and what works for them. I know this might not be an easy topic to find. When you get down to it, over time you’ll know what works best for you. In any case, if you have some time to spare before starting the second Southern Secrets novel, then go for it – perhaps a short piece? If you don’t already, have a system in place for just about anything the writing process entails; developing your ideas, research, revisions, etc. It may definitely help move things along faster in between books. I hope this helps.