On a more upbeat note, the series I hope to begin writing in January is of great interest to me. The first one is out but has kind of met the fate of my contemporary paranormals-- which is not finding many readers.
The new series is interesting to me on levels that go beyond ratings. I have never written chick (in this case crone) lit. It just hasn't come to me, but this idea of women starting over is closer to women's fiction than my previous books. There is romance and will be in all of them, but the main thing these women will be facing is-- starting over at an age they never expected that to happen. The stories will be about what they do to make it work. No supernatural solutions in any of them.
What will make them challenging to write is to come up with different reasons why women might find themselves in that situation. Death and divorce are the obvious ones, but while I am writing two different books through the next months, I am hoping to come up with some other possibilities-- like maybe a woman totally into her career with no intention to ever be married and then along comes that one man who eventually overthrows all her prejudices against marriage (Gloria Steinem found that). I haven't decided how many there will be in the series and not all the women might be in mid-life with some maybe younger or even older.
I got a review on Red Hawk Christmas that made me feel good.
This was the best kind of Christmas story!!! I LOVED the way Dianna had the COURAGE, and determination to not only follow her dream, but to find that she was able to follow her HEART too. This book was one of those books that you just can't put down. The characters were very likeable, and this author REALLY knows how to make the reader feel as if they are right there, seeing the beauty of the scenery, as well as feeling that they know the characters. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves just the right amount of romance!!!! It is a story set at Christmas time, but it is more about finding contentment about starting over. Thank You Rain Trueax for a heartwarming, and beautiful story! I LOVED it!!!!Reviews like that are why writers write. My books may not reach the large numbers of some writers. I get it that they don't follow the 'formula' so many love. If you write something different, you can't expect everybody will give it a try. Still when a book reaches even one reader like that one, then it's all worthwhile and its own reward.