Flirting with the Edge

Is there a point at which a series author needs to know when to give their fans what they want, when authors put off a book that is past overdue to be written?  When has an author strung the fans along enough for either marketing or “creative” reasons?  I have been asking myself these questions a lot lately.  I am not saying that author’s need to take advice or plot direction from their fans – not at all.  If I could write, I would.  I can’t, so I read.  I want them to come up with the plots, the dialogue, the characters, etc.  That isn’t what I am talking about.  I am talking about a trend that I see that is driving me nutty.  The idea that, within a series, there is a couple that everyone knows is going to come together, but the author keeps putting that book off.  Is there a point at which enough is enough […]