Whispers in the Dark is the sequel to Skies of Madness, and I have high hopes at reaching my goal of finishing the first draft by the end of the month.
I have just passed the 10,000 word mark. It will probably be about the same length as Skies of Madness so about 65,000.
I think it’s a good stopping point and doesn’t leave the reader bogged down with too much reading time. That’s another reason why I like separating my chapters by scene. If something comes up while someone is reading my book, I want there to be a good stopping point.
That being said, there will always be cliff hangers at the end of chapters to entice the reader to keep reading. I always loved that when I read books that I love, and it seems to be the perfect thing to do in my own novels.
I think once I have this novel finished, I will finish up the novella that takes place between the two books. Then I’ll self-publish all three to Amazon. I just need to decide if I want to space them out–maybe by a couple weeks each–or publish them all at once.