First, I would like to thank everyone who has downloaded and read my latest story, Hitting the Jackpot! The reception this story has received has totally blown me away! In less than twelve hours since it was posted this morning, Hitting the Jackpot! has already made it into the top ten weekly downloads list. That is simply amazing to me!
I would also like to thank everyone who has written to me with their feedback and their constructive criticism. The overwhelming sentiment among those who have written is that I continue this storyline, so that is what I will do. Many of the people expressing this view have also given me their suggestions for what I should include in the upcoming sequel. I will try to answer each of you individually, but it may take me a little time to do that. Several of the suggestions for the sequel were already things I had in mind, but I also don't want to give away anything and ruin any surprises which I may have in store for the next story.
I have already begun working on the sequel to Hitting the Jackpot! and have a little more than a page written so far. I can see however that it is going to be quite a bit longer than the original as I would like to flesh out the characters more than I was able to do in a short story such as Hitting the Jackpot! I will not begin to post it until I have finished at least the first draft of the story as I hate incomplete and inactive stories. I also find myself going through to make changes at various points in the stories as I'm writing them, so it makes no sense to me to begin posting when I might be making some major changes while I'm still writing the story.
Once again, I would like to thank everyone for reading Hitting the Jackpot! and for your overwhelming support. You have inspired me to continue working on this and other stories that I have in the works, both under this pen name and my other one, Going Forward 55.