- The author will get bored and not write the rest of the series. You make it your personal mission to remind the author daily via social media that they have committed and loyal fans who want to see the series finished.
- The author becomes unwell mid series and this delays books three and four. As a back up plan you have a box of tinned Chicken Soup, some fluffy slippers and a heartfelt ‘get well soon…but keep writing!’ card ready to be sent out.
- You worry the author will kill off a much-loved character. In book series emotional character attachments are stronger and more powerful than in single novels.
- Someone around you will let slip what happens in later books in the series. You feel like wearing a sign with the words ‘I don’t want to know what happens in book two!’
- Your depression – which will start once you finish the last book in the series.
- Your loved one books a romantic weekend away which according to your reading estimations coincides with the dramatic end of book two. Do you speed up / not enjoy the book as much or cancel romantic weekend?
- The author takes too long to get the third book out and you read online that they have marital issues. When do you pop a ‘How to Resolve Your Marital Differences’ book in the post?
- The author takes too long to get the third book out and they keep tweeting about how much they are enjoying some luxury holidays. When do you start dropping some hashtag hints in your tweets that you are getting frustrated? – #getyourprioritiesright #writingnotsunbathing and #stopenjoyingyourselfandwrite
- Your best friend deciding to read the series and not liking it as much as you. Will your friendship survive?
- The author radically changing the cover design mid series. If this happens if will set off your OCD tendencies and it could lead to a re-purchase. You cannot have three beautiful books and one random looking book, that doesn’t match the rest in a series! It will bug the hell out of you and you will find yourself catching sight of the book that doesn’t match the rest. You won’t be able to settle until everything looks the same. Gasp! Must keep book shelf looking pretty.
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