Thursday, January 1, 2015

A New Year, A New Direction (Again) And a New Focus by @KarynGerrard #Resolutions



First off, Happy New Year to everyone! I am not going to whine and pout about 2014, I am just glad to see the back of it, professionally and personally.

2015 will hold challenges in both those areas, forgive me if I focus on the professional and keep the personal to myself.

First off, I will no longer be referring to myself as an 'erotic romance author'. Not that this a big deal, every time I was referred to as an erotica writer, I would shake my head because to me, erotica is "Lick me, Teacher" which is all well and good, but not what I write. Then I realized everyone has their own idea about what the definition of erotica or erotic romance is.

Bottom line, I am dialling back the heat going forward. My romance writing will still sizzle, as I believe the emotional part of a romance is enhanced by the physical and vice-versa. So when I get back any books through rights-reversion, they will be re-written and re-edited and the heat turned back a notch a two. For me personally, its what I want to do and what I feel comfortable with. So this change is really only important to me, lol~

I will be forging ahead with self-pubbing this year and my plans to become a hybrid author, and a new historical novella will be coming Feb or March. I am not putting a firm release date on this, because I want to take it as it comes. Look for THE BARON AND THE MISTRESS coming soon.

The only other release I have on tap is BOLD SEDUCTION a historical from Kensington Publishing's digital line, Lyrical Press. Coming Sept 1, and they classified it under erotica which shows even publishers have different ideas about heat levels and classifications. (To me, this story is not erotica, whatever)

Its not easy out there, sales have flat-lined for a lot of people, even those in the top 1%, so many challenges lie ahead. I will continue to write for myself, keep my options open, and continue to set goals for myself (get signed by a New York publisher? Mission accomplished!) and continue to learn and improve my writing as I go.

For all my family and friends, readers, writers and bloggers, I wish only the very best for the new year.Good health and contentment for all!

~Cheers




4 comments:

  1. Bravo to you for doing what you think is right. Happy New Year!

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  2. Happy New Year Karen! Hope you and hubby are both well and glad to hear you're still writing for yourself. ;) You've done so well and I can't believe how many novels you have now!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, hard to believe it will be four years since I was published this coming May! Hope all is well with you and yours as well, cheers and all the best! :)

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