Haven’t written about writing in a while…
I’ve got the first draft done of my genre jump into a contemporary type fiction. I sent an e-copy to the guy who has looked over my last few books. He catches some edits I missed but doesn’t do much commentary or critique. I hate E-reading myself, so I formatted and ordered a paperback proof to give to someone else to take a look at it. She is a quality reader, IE likes books of a lot better quality than the stuff I put out, and while that makes me apprehensive, I think I’ll get some good feedback from her too.
And that’s what I’m really looking for with this one. As I stroll a little late into the party of the genre that was created by Twilight and 50 Shades, a sub-sect of post high school-young adult fiction (being referred to as New Adult Fiction: see: https://www.ebscohost.com/novelist/novelist-special/what-is-new-adult-fiction-anyway), I really do see this one as having what it takes to make a name for itself. My other books have been, and probably will continue to be in the dystopian genre (more or less for the next two I have lined out anyway). And while my first -Against the Grain – entered when the market was hot, survival fiction is starting to get played out. I didn’t write this new one thinking it would make money and junk, as always, I still only write for me, but I’ll admit to enjoying a chick flick, “girls” book, or CW network TV show every now and again. This new book is definitely in that realm.
I have only self published so far and thought I would actually query a few traditional publishers with this new one, but after reading a few articles, and a few especially convincing words from the author of Wool (google it, its worth your time) I’m beginning to think I’ll simply self-publish this one as well and let the cards fall where they may. Is it ‘cards fall’ or ‘chips fall’?
I’ve been drinking.
Anyway, lots of work left to do.