As I said last week, I finally finished the first draft of my next Romantic Comedy. It’s been a long time in the making due to lots of interruptions, but whew! I have distributed it for comments and corrections and am waiting for feedback before submitting it to the publisher.
This is my story and I write what I feel. Does it sell? I really don’t know how well. I know my friends have bought my books and they are very honest about their feedback. A few of them have admitted that no. It’s not their cup of tea and I understand completely. Then I have others who tell me how much they enjoy them and can’t wait for the next one.
If they are not selling well, is it because I’m not advertising them enough? I have a professional Facebook page (Lois L Kasznia) and am on Twitter (LoisKasznia). I have this blog and am now creating a web page with the help of a professional. I have taken an ad out for the online Affaire de Couer July/August magazine to promote my work. I am also a member of Romance Writers of America.
My publisher, Blushing Books/Lazy Day promote all of their authors and do not single one out from the other. They advertise in the RWA magazine and are quite active in the writing community. They host seminars to attend but for me, it is a dilemma to attend them. I do not make enough money off of my books to pay for an airline ticket plus hotel costs, to attend them.
I have started a savings plan to remedy this problem but I wonder if other authors suffer from the same dilemma.
Another question I pose is my stories. They no longer fit into the direction of the company and I find myself in the middle. I do not write Erotica nor religious stories but I do write Happy Ever After stories about people who make mistakes and correct them. Maybe its because I always seem to see the good in people and believe that they can change for the better. Speaking of change; do I change my style?