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That's probably the way to go. If I can finish up the various series and let them be complete, I am creating ample room in my universe for others to play both while I am here and after I am gone.
I think creating room in your 'verse is the only way to go - there are only so many books one writer can write, and only so many perspectives they can bring - another author can look at the same circumstances and situations and want to tell an entirely different set of stories.
It's why I can't understand why some authors are so precious with their work that they think even fanfic in obscure corners of the internet is somehow devaluing or defiling their work.
Bringing up the comics example again - sharing the universe hasn't hurt Marvel or DC, and while we've had to deal with crap, we've also gotten stories that couldn't have been conceived of fifty years ago.
Alien is another good example - one film, which has spawned into a franchise, and although we've had to suffer through crap, it's kept the xenomorph in the public consciousness, to the point where it's just one more thing in the dark to be afraid of.
I'm biased, because I used to write fanfic when I was a teenager, but I've never seen the harm in letting other people play in your sandbox. I mean, the first time someone posted an R-rated fanfic of my stuff, it felt like some sort of authorial milestone. :D
I may even be missing some.
You likely are - even if you don't know it yet, because these are just the ideas you have right now, you don't know how many ideas you'll generate in the next five or ten years that have to go on the back burner.
And who knows how many stories in the HUNTER HUNTERSON & SONS series. I may even be missing some.
Are those going to stay at the shorter lengths like the "$15 Burger", or will they eventually move into novel-length evil-smashing-adventures?