Hi all! February is here! The month of love. Our favorite subject to talk about.
I go around telling people all the time “I love, love.” And I do. So this is certainly a month to celebrate in my world.
And it’s my hubby’s birthday month. Lots of love there!
So, for the month of love there must be a giveaway. Keep reading. :)
I must say I’ve fallen in love with writing novellas. I write in first person present tense most of the time, so a lot of my books have one POV. The heroine. This information alone tells you I keep things simple. I have written 3rd person hero/heroine POV. I have a whole series of novellas, Single Dad Next Door Series, where we delve into the male POV.
I just don’t know what guys think most of the time, therefore I find it challenging. But being challenged is a good thing. We grow and stretch and do things we think we can’t do.
But, back to the novella aspect. I do like the length novellas provide to introduce, execute and finish the story. You don’t usually have as many subplots, but you can really delve into the main romance and storyline.
Right now I’m working on a novella, and a novel, but I’m already planning another series of books. I’ve had the idea for a while, but haven’t put anything down on paper. I saw them as novels, for sure, but the more novellas I write, the more I’m rethinking this series in my mind.
The other thing I like about novellas, from a writers perspective, is that you can combine them into a nice sized book for print. And I’m thinking the reader likes the lower price point.
I know there are readers who love a more complicated storyline than a novella can handle. I’m not into writing mystery or crime novels. I’m sure they have more material than would fit into a novella. (I may be wrong about this.) I remember the first storyline I ever thought of and put on paper. I also remember telling my mother about it and something like twenty minutes later I think she was lost. I thought at that point that stories had to have many twists and turns to be a “full” story.
Now, twenty years later, I know the emotional pull of a story can carry a simple storyline if it’s told well.
Here’s your chance to weigh in your opinion regarding novels or novellas–which is your favorite. Why do you like or dislike either one. Have you found an engaging novella series that you love and would recommend?
Anyone who comments gets their name in the proverbial hat for a copy of my NOVEL—Uptown Flirt!
The first story in the series, Uptown Heiress is FREE tomorrow and Wednesday (It’s a NOVELLA!)
You have a chance to win a novel and can download a novella for free-try them both!
Oh, and next month I’ll have a special guest on my blogging day. A well-loved Love Inspired novelist! Can’t wait for her to share with you. :)