The Resist Series: Why there won't be any more books in the series

Friday, November 12, 2021 1 comment

Hello, lovelies!

Ever since I wrote and published Longing, I've been wanting to write a third book in the Resist series. The original idea was a novella that took place several months after the end of Longing. I had most of the story outlined and a few scenes were vivid in my imagination.

Which begs the question: Why didn't I write it?

I tried. Multiple times. Every time I picked it up, I thought that was going to be the time I finally wrote it. But every time, I couldn't finish it. I'd write something else, then in six months, I'd tell myself to write it. Yet every time, it just wasn't working for one reason or another for me. I even toyed around with the idea of writing scenes from Devlin's POV or even writing all of Resist from his perspective in lieu of writing a third book continuing the story.

It just wasn't in the cards and, to be completely honest, will never be in the cards.

If the book was meant to be, it would've been written by now. It's been over five years after all. I've attempted or planned to write it on at least ten occasions. This book just doesn't want to become a reality.

While it's sort of frustrating, it's also a good thing to finally let it go. Some stories just aren't meant to be, you know? And letting the story continue to push its way to the front of my mind keeps me from focusing on stories that I know are meant to be.

I do want to say, though, that I haven't given up on the possibility of writing a short story or a chapter or two from Devlin's POV. These will be done more for fun as a bonus. Allegra and Devlin's story will always be one close to my heart because I spent so much time with them. But I no longer have any intention of ever writing a whole third book in the series.

This is a good thing in the long run because it saves my time and energy for the books that I am truly inspired to write. And writing is what I want to do.

Until next time,