As 2014 was winding down, Victoria Vane suggested the Embracing Romance authors share our 2015 plans with you. Great idea!
I’m still writing Viking and Georgian romance with a softly sensual side, but my writer’s path will take a new twist in 2015.
Here are three of them:
1. More Novellas
I’m calling this my Year of the Novella. Author Bob Mayer has advised writers to “write short, write fast.” Novellas do the trick. Lots of readers love them (except for my mom). The price is great and novellas offer a great way to try a new series with minimal risk.
Another bonus? My romance sub-genres don’t overlap. At all. So if I can win a reader from Viking to Georgian or Georgian to Viking, that’s a bonus.
Bob’s sage advice also happens to converge with my unusual 2015 editorial schedule. Like stars aligning, I started several novellas last year for publication this year. And dare I say…some self-published novellas? A first for me. Stay tuned…
2. More Vikings
Have you heard of The Forgotten Sons?
No, because the proposal languishes. Interestingly, I get just as many Facebook messages and email queries (from as far away as Brazil!) asking me where can they find the Forgotten Sons books? I have an excerpt and story blurbs on my website…enough to whet appetites. Now I need to let those Vikings loose.
3. More Audiobooks
The Future of Ink.com predicts a surge of print and audio in 2015. Audiobooks will continue to grow in popularity because people want books in multiple formats. Amazon’s whispersync feature lets readers switch easily from kindle to audio on the exact spot they just read.
You can leave your couch, head for the treadmill, and not miss your book time (and get your 2015 exercise goals done).
I jumped into audiobooks with Meet the Earl at Midnight. Marian Hussey, the fan-favorite narrator for Meet the Earl at Midnight has signed on to narrate The Lady Meets her Match (book 2 in the Midnight Meetings series). This time the audio release will coincide with the book’s release in April.
Audiobooks weren’t something I planned on doing as a writer, but I’m glad I dove into this trend.
What’s on your 2015 path?
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