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I thought the originator of "prawn" was Dalya from way back. I miss her. Funny and smart.
I think it is part of their effort to encourage good health, but I refuse to put my covers on a diet. There will be no slimming down allowed!
No. Quarter inch finishing screws all priced at 99c are fungible. Books are not. Even at 99c. If 99c books were fungible, everyone whose book was priced at 99c would do equally well in the market.
You're making the same mistake that Amazon does. Books aren't fungible.
I think you may be too close to the project. There's nothing wrong with setting aside something that isn't working, but first you want to make sure it isn't just in need of a little tweak. If you know someone you trust who enjoys the new genre, send it to them and see what they think.Good point. I'll let it sit for a couple months, and if I still think it has any kind of potential, I'll send it to a writer friend.
What if you started a new series with an older protagonist and wrote new adult urban fantasy?That is a fantastic idea. I think I could do that. It would stretch my writing muscles (which was part of the goal for this romance project) and keep me in the zone at the same time.
But part of trying something different needs to be the willingness to say "this isn't for me" if it isn't.YES. I started this book as an experiment, and it's okay if experiments fail. Thanks for the reminder!
If these are your strengths, why are they not this new book? Romance does not have to be third-person, it can have snarky observations, clever trope twists and, particularly with fantasy, imaginative world-building. Did something give you the impression that you have to kill these elements of your voice to be a "proper" fantasy romance?I felt like I was getting into a rut as a writer, always playing to my strengths and never trying to work other muscles. With this project, I decided to try third person, a more formal tone, a more subtle trope twist, and a strong but less quirky world. I think maybe I was trying to flex too many new muscles at once... And I think your idea to try NA romance instead of full romance is fantastic. I love the freshness of a YA perspective, and NA retains that but lets me make dirtier jokes
It's okay to abandon it. I think you would be pretty unique if you could write a really good book and hate it at the same time.So true, haha.
Yes, I'm pretty sure it's a genuine KBoardism.
Oh wow! I'm speechless. Thank you so much! The ❤ will be reciprocated 🌞Good luck Rafferty and Luke, look forward to reading both your books.
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