Couldn't sleep last night so I decided to make a cup of coffee and work on my new series. It was only supposed to be a trilogy, but then it started to grow. Novels have a habit of doing that from time to time.
A prequel was born several weeks ago and last night (early this morning?) another book to finish the series came into the picture.
Only problem is... it's not a sequel in the strict definition of the word, so I figured it would be an endquel... that made sense to me at 3:00 a.m. But then, after searching through the dictionary and the thesaurus, and surfing Wikipedia, I discovered that there is no such thing as an endquel!!!
Not a problem, I thought to myself. One of the perks of being a writer is that you get to make up words to say what you mean. So I invented a new word -- Endquel -- it means the ending of a series. Maybe I'll put that on Wikipedia... :)
New word for novelists -- Endquel
(the ending of a series; the last book in the series)
Book One is almost ready to be published. The four remaining books are in various stages of completion and will soon follow with the prequel coming in fourth and the endquel finishing the series.
And that's the end??? Or maybe not. The end is really a new beginning. There's always the possibility of a midquel or an interquel, or even a sidequel somewhere in there... :)