June 1st. Ugg. The year is practically over and I'm behind in my writing goals.
I hate when that happens.
Anyhew, still working on edits for Wedding Date for Hire, but I hope to hand them in this week. Already planning to write a third in this series then write in a totally different genre.
Well, I received some writing advice a while ago from my publisher and I'm just NOW starting to take it.
And it was this:
1) the thinking before was brand yourself. That's all well and good, but maybe not in today's market anymore.
You have the opportunity to find new readers if you write for a different imprint or genre. If they 'discover' you there and you put a teaser in your book with your other writing, they just might like you enough to try your other books.
2) self-publish. Yes, my publisher actually told me to try self-publishing. Why? Same reasoning as above. There are definite readers out there who may only read Indie authors. Because of that, you're missing out on a market share who does not know you and may never know you unless you put yourself in that arena. Their thinking is by doing so, it will help your other books sell.
That's their thinking anyway, but it makes sense to me.
On another note, my daughter was recently inducted into the Junior National Honor Society and her new favorite series is the Selection Series by Kiera Cass. She wants to lend me her books to read so that's what I'll be taking to the beach this summer. :)
And that's all from me.
Have a good week!
Monday, June 1, 2015