I know, you probably saw the title, checked the date, and then thought why are we talking about Christmas so early?
Easy! I have to decide how many Christmas novellas to write this year, and I thought y’all would be the perfect people to help me figure it out. :)
You see last year I was in a novella collection with Angela Ruth Strong, Jaycee Weaver, and some other great authors. We did modern retellings of fairy tales and set them at Christmas time. We had so much fun doing the collection, we decided to do another Christmas collection this year.
Obviously I said yes and have a story idea waiting its turn at bat.
Then there’s another Christmas collection I always do. In fact, last year I created a story with a bunch of secondary characters in hopes that I could pull from them and create their own Christmas stories. And thankfully one of the characters wants her turn to be center stage.
I was happy to go through this year knowing I would have 2 Christmas novellas to write. They’re always fun and it gives me a reason to listen to Christmas music while I write. But then this other idea popped in my brain. Quietly knocking on my idea door, trying to peek inside. Since it wouldn’t leave me alone, I asked my street team what they thought of a Christmas novella set in Maple Run.
Y’all, I was surprised that every single person who responded all wanted one particular person’s story: Mrs. Williams. Now I don’t know what to do. So help me out and vote please!
Also, leave me a comment and let me know what are your favorite details in a Christmas book. I’ll pick one lucky (and random) commentator to win an eBook copy of my novella, Deck the Shelves. Comment by 3/13/20 3:00pm EDT for a chance to win.