I'm able to revisit my main characters and even though they are now sliding back to the role of secondary I still enjoy interacting with their personalities. At the same time the secondary characters I provided glimpses of in book one are now getting their chance to shine--at least that's my goal--as I develop their personalities, motivation and of course, conflict.
For me creating a series gives me the chance to build my characters, deepen their relationships, add layers and twists to the plot and watch the story spread in new directions...my mind conjures the image of gnarled tree roots flexing and groping the ground as they spread. I'm sure the vision comes from my attraction to dark stormy days, the paranormal and anything that's eerie and suspenseful.
Well, that's enough musing for one day. Now I want to go home, open my Kindle and read something with vampires, demons and a happily-ever-after.