Monday, April 23, 2012

Plans for TransShifter

Publishing a novelette on Kindle has been an interesting experience. I soon found out that the Kindle reader is a demanding reader, wanting more and MORE. So a novelette just doesn’t seem to satisfy their appetites. At least not some of the ones I’m hearing from. I like this about the Kindle readers, so I’m going to continue it. I consider TransShifter to be a Fantasy/Paranormal type story and that’s the direction I’m going with it.

Are Chad and Adelya safe after the reader has left them at end of the novelette? Well, for a short time they are safe, but it’s not going to last. We have learned that there are other shifters in the galaxy who are not as kind hearted as Adelya.
Other humans will discover these beings and will want to be more like them. Okay..just like them. As we know, humans are tied to the Earth. We need oxygen, food, shelter, water. In space, we depend on environmental systems, making travel difficult and limited. If a human could become a shapeshifter, they could go anywhere, and we might even be able to discover other life in the universe and the ability to explore would be amazing. However, a transformation system is needed and what will be the cost or the price humanity will pay for this one. Hold onto your seats folks.

The end result of a human/trans might look something like this.

The plan: I’m keeping the original Transshifter the same. Then just tack on a sample of the sequel, which will be novel length.

For those who don't know, here is what TransShifter is about:

Two shape shifters compete with each other by imitating humans in difficult situations. The loser is the first to give up and covert back into shifter form.

Adelya feels confident to win until she falls in love with a man who shows her there is more to being human than she realized. She wants to be with him, but he doesn't know she's a shape shifter.

Meanwhile, back to the Vallar sequel for now. I’m making good progress with it.


Rusty Webb said...

Thanks for the updates. Looking forward to more from you.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

What about iPad readers? I don't think we are quite so demanding.

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

Yes Kindle readers demand a lot for their 99 cents--or free books. Kind of spoiled.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I really liked Transshifter. I had no idea about the whole Kindle Reader thing. So maybe my huge novel (sequel) of 160,000 words is going to be okay then? I hope so. I'm so worried about word count.

Anonymous said...

One of my novels is only 50k. It started as less than 30k in first draft! At the back of the Kindle file, I included a note about the origin of the story (I wrote it for a 3-day novel contest) as well as my thoughts on the length. I explained that I was happy with the length and didn't want to pad it. Most people seemed satisfied by the explanation, but some still think it's too short, and I'm very grateful for that one complaint! Shows they want more! My next novel is about 90k. I wonder, will they say "stop, stop, too much!"

I may never know, because I try not to read my reviews! All I can do is keep writing what I love and putting it out into the world with an honest heart. It's not my get-rich-quick scheme. I swear. I'd be writing something quite different if it were about the moola.

Cindy said...

@Rusty: Thanks!

@Alex: I have had people with other e-readers ask for more as

@PT: I agree, but that's the way it is with art. It's entertainment and not a must have.

@Mike: You could even cut it into 2books and perhaps make a little more money. As long as the reader can continue, that's what they seem to care about. The more you have out there the more exposure for your books too.

@Dayla: They will still want more. Readers will beg for a sequel. heheh.

GalaxyCurse said...

Great words :-)
I'm looking forward to read more from you Cindy.

Cindy said...

@Galaxy: Thanks, can't wait until you read the sequel. :D