So, a few days ago (Memorial Day, in fact), I woke up around 5 a.m. with the entire opening of sequel #2 in my head. I mean, everything: character names, plot, action, details, even the actual words. It was like having the book read to me. Since then, I've been going to bed each night and waking up with the story playing like a private movie complete with narration.
It's happened to me before. I can't remember if I've mentioned that the entire concept for the whole series came to me during a walk down my driveway to my mailbox. I came back inside, dumped the bills on the counter, and started writing. By the time I went to sleep that night I had the first 20 pp written.
The start of sequel #1 began erupting in my mind before I'd completed Discovering Ren. That title popped into my dreams one night, and thankfully I remembered it when I woke up. So I'm used to the phenomenon, but I must say it's currently distracting to have a new story spring like Athena when the current one is still spinning.
I suppose this means I'll have to work harder on finishing sequel #1. My day jobs keep interfering - sometime I'll tell you about the super-duper graphic novel on the wall museum exhibit that I'm currently sweating over - but I'd love to complete the draft before the end of the year. In the meantime, if the Almighty would like to send me the title