This is an interesting subject. Some authors need multiple books to get their whole stories out. Some need one. Some need a million. He he. Just kidding. (Even though there are some books that you're like "Seriously? What else could possibly happen to these characters that you need to write a 10th book about them?!")
I was wondering what you guys prefer. I know it ultimately depends on the story, but have you ever read a book that was so amazing you just wished it had at least a sequel? Or have you read a series that had too many books in it?
What about your WIP's? Do you plan on a series before you write? Or do you vow never to write a series?
My fairytale book was written as a standalone at first, but I still have so much story to tell that I would love to write a sequel. Someday.
Bound is another story. I know exactly what I want to happen with it. I'm writing it as a trilogy. Hopefully it will see the light of day in a few years.
I also have a contemporary that I know will only be a standalone. That's how I want to write it and that's how it will stay.
Have you ever noticed how a lot of comtemps are not part of a series? Why is that I wonder?