For the past several months, I’ve been working on two projects outside the realm of my writing experience. One is my memoir, focusing on the darkest period in my life–a riches to rags account of my journey from bestselling author to homelessness and back. The other is a memoir of sorts of my parakeet, Sam, and his observations on life and living with humans. Though I plan to publish both as books, I’ve decided to test the waters first. Reader reviews on Amazon can be brutal, and I must confess that I don’t have the requisite writers’ thick skin with regard to these two projects that I’ve developed with my novels.
What to do? After giving it some thought, I’ve decided to launch both as blogs, posting a couple of chapters per week. If reader response is positive, then they’ll also be published as books via Amazon.
As for my novels, I’ve found that The Unicorn’s Daughter is far and away my best seller, selling more than twice as many books as all of my other novels combined. Even a recent free ebook promotion that included four of my novels yielded similar results worldwide.
For some time now, I’ve been looking for an idea that would provide me with the opportunity to write the type of books Janet Evanovich writes: novels full of action and humor, with protagonists who can carry a series…and I think I’ve finally found them.
I’ve already developed plots for two novels focusing on Jaime from The Unicorn’s Daughter and Darcy from Chasing the Wind–both divorced photojournalists, one a spy as well–using stories taken from today’s headlines.
This should be fun….
Here are the links to the new blogs. They’re at WordPress, and comments are welcome!