Oh, sure, I've joked about it in the past - even in the book itself - but I'd never really allowed myself to truly consider the possibility in any depth. One reason for that is simple: I now know how much work is involved, not just in writing the material but also in getting it into printed form! Another argument against writing a sequel is that I'd never intended for it to be a series, so why turn it into one?
But here's where my mind wandered, as I pedaled the nearly-10 kilometres home this afternoon:
- wouldn't a second book logically chronicle our second year of Agile, which will end in about two months' time, and thus help shape the content of any such mythical work?
- as someone had suggested to me awhile back, I could have a couple different editions: one that's just the sequel, and one that includes the contents of both AgileMan 'years' in one big package called The Adventures of AgileMan (Volumes I & II) (with different prices)
- I could recap the first book, at the start of the second, by providing a brief paragraph for each of the 32 Issues in the original
- since significant changes are happening within our Agile world at work right now, wouldn't that make for compelling material to anyone who enjoyed the first book?
- mightn't it be fun deciding what cover to use for the sequel to convey the right balance of "related to the first book" and "something new"?
- ditto for the Vol I & II offering?
- AgileBoy had wanted to provide some artwork to the first book once he saw it (too late!), so maybe this would be his chance?
- would I limit the comp copies this time to just the editors/reviewers, and require that everyone else buy their own (meaning that I might actually make money off this sucker)?