Recently I received a couple of letters via email about my books. It’s fun to hear from readers, at least, for me it is. It’s also important. I don’t know about other writers but I go through ups and downs about my writing. I keep telling myself I’m writing for me so that I don’t write because I think it will be a best-seller and the readers will all buy it…nope, can’t do that or you wouldn’t write your true self. I do write because I enjoy it, the stories are clamoring to be written, and, I’m rather over-zealous…in case you all hadn’t noticed…I’m fairly prolific.
Recently I consulted a PR Agent and his suggestion was, release less and make them anticipate what you are going to release more…um, how do I do that when I’m trying to get the stories out there? I mean, really, do you, the readers WANT to wait? Maybe the ‘experts’ are right (write? ha, ha) and I should release less because people are probably sick of seeing me advertising books all the time, but, then there are those who are waiting on things:
Alice, my serial-killer series in the Malice stories has been waiting to make further appearances in Book #23 for a year. How can I deny her and her demons?
Pirated #3, tentatively named Pirated Life has also been waiting over a year, do you all want to find out what happens with their story?
Recently I released a prequel to my Vetted story in Cavalcade and eagerly anticipate the sequel to Cavalcade since I couldn’t fit it all into one novel. I mean, really, would you pay for a 500 page book nowadays? I think that would be off putting to some. Fortunately, I wrote them both this spring and my editor is finishing up the second one, Pioneered, due out in August…YAY! And, just for kicks, I finished up Vetted Further, the sequel to Vetted, because there was so much more story there.
So, for this author, I do WANT to hear from you. If you loved, hated, or just enjoyed the stories, please let an author know…because, without the fans, the readers, the followers, we are JUST writing for ourselves and while that’s fun, we also need the feedback. Thank you in advance and you’re welcome to the stories!