Series of books sell, or so I'm told. I have quite a few started, and have to write more to get them all going to get a series.
My problem is this...how do you end a series when it's about one set of characters? Case in point--my Extreme Travel books by Andie Alexander. I have four of these published, but have another seven written and ready to publish. When do I end? HOW do I end? Should I kill them all off or just have them sail into the sunset?
I look at books like those from Janet Evanovich--Stephanie Plum books. I haven't read past number 15, myself (they're hilarious), but from what I'm seeing, she doesn't plan to ever end this series. I suspect her readership will tire of it, because of the ongoing struggles the main character has that she can't resolve.
So when to end a series? I'm not sure, but I'm thinking six is the magic number...or less. However, for my Extreme Travel books, I'm going to keep going until at least number ten, that I already have written.
Let me know what you think and what you like to read, please?
Have a great week!