It's time for another Insecure Writer's Support Group meeting. IWSG was created by the awesome ninja captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, and you can find out the other members of the group here.When is the best time to release a prequel of a series?
You see, I have a few prequels to go along with some series. With The Fate Challenges, I released a short story prequel (Magna's Plea) before the novels. I also have a novel-length prequel (Reigned) that will come out after book two of The Fate Challenges trilogy.
But next year I plan to start writing a new trilogy (The God Challenges), one that will take place within The Fate Challenges' world but 2500 years later. This trilogy also has a prequel that takes place 2000 years after The Fate Challenges and sets up why the world changed so much from The Fate Challenges to The God Challenges. I don't know when to start writing it, though. Do I write and release it before book one of The God Challenges comes out or after book one ... or even after book two? When do you like to read a prequel?
Any advice would be appreciated.
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