As a reader of romance, I subscribe to a lot of author newsletters. Every once in a while, an author will send out a survey polling their subscribers. These surveys tend to ask about favorite tropes and what you want to read more of (i.e. firefighters, billionaires, mountain men, etc.). Sometimes, there's a question that allows you to add further comments.
That last question is what inspired this post.
You’ve just hit The End on your novel.
You do the Snoopy Dance like nobody’s watching.
You take the shower that’s four days overdue.
Then you hop into your romance author group on FB and tell everyone “This girl is done and done and my baby is off to the editor.”
<insert record scratch here>
In the editor’s Slack group that I’m a member of, one of the office hours’ topics of discussion was pricing. As in, how an editor should be pricing the services they offer, whether or not they should offer discounts, how/when to raise prices, etc. But with that discussion, from the POV of an editor, also comes the discussion of this topic from the POV of an author.
IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! I may be celebrating ME, but I'm extending the gift to YOU.
NOTE: Jane Fox is not an RSE client (although I wish she was), I just wanted to interview her because I love reading her books.
During the pandemic last year, I was introduced to insta-love short stories. Since then, I've pretty much become obsessed with them to the point that, when I find a book I want to read, I check out how many pages it is before downloading it from KU. I've discovered a wonderful handful of insta-love short story writers due to this recent obsession.
Jane Fox was one of those authors.
To put this into perspective: I have many favorite authors that I love to read. While I'll read their books, I won't read every single book they publish.
Jane Fox is my first ever auto-buy author.
I love that she's able to pack a full story into just 4-7 chapters and wanted to find out how she did it. So, without further ado....here's Jane Fox.
I started reading adult romance when I was a freshman in high school. I barely graduated because I was reading so much. Even though I was writing YA, I found the adult romance so intriguing.
NOTE: Claudia Hall Christian is not a client of RSE. I just wanted to interview her about this topic because she's been publishing in this format for years.
The art of serial fiction has existed for centuries, but Charles Dickens is credited with jump-starting the movement when his book, The Pickwick Papers, was released in nineteen installments over the course of a 20-month period.
When the Writing Bug bit me in the 7th grade, my goal was to publish traditionally. I was writing stories during high school, but I knew none of them were worth publishing. Yet.
It wasn’t until I had started writing my YA trilogy that I knew, “Ok, yeah. THIS is the series I want to publish.”
I started doing my research on agents and publishing houses that accept submissions without agents.
I had a nice list and I was ready.
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When I first began this journey into writing adult romance, I knew I was going to need a little help because I had never written in this genre. When I was writing YA, there were elements of romance, but it was pretty tame compared to what I’m planning on diving into.
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