Okay, here’s the thing. Ever since you were a kid you wanted to write a book.
You write that book and publish it.
BUT, the story just won’t quit and suddenly (or not so suddenly as you don’t write that fast) the one book morphs into four—never had you dreamed of writing a series, a sci-fi one at that.
Okay, that’s done. What next? A compilation of short, mostly humorous, bits.
And then? Another story, of course. Never had you dreamed of writing a mystery, but here it is.
BUT, this too, does not want to quit and a few months later you have a sequel.
You don’t think these two will become a trilogy or a series, but you never know for you’ve learned that it’s the story that has the control, not the author.