Monday, September 22, 2014
Meandering on Monday with Janet Lane Walters #MFRWauthor
Meander 1 There are two new kind of romance books I really can't find an interest in. New Adult and Old Adult. I am old so perhaps the first one mentioned makes sense that I don't understand. Part of my problem with New Adult is that the characters haven't lived long enough to have developed much. Becoming interesting to me takes time and development, just like life. I also wonder when some of these stories head toward the erotic, do they make sense since books are often bought by those younger than the heroes and heroines. Now for the Old Adult story. I really can't find much to identify with with people in their sixties and upward having sex and having it explode on the pages. For me old age is the time for seeing the results of the past life. Yes, they can find love but what they really need to do is make peace with their life not start on new adventures. When I read romance I want fantasy not reality or non-reality.
Meander 2 - Had an interesting problem solved in less than twenty-four hours. I had once done my own print version of a book and then my publisher decided to do the same. On Amazon somehow the only way the book could be ordered was by the ISBN. That's the only way I could find the book. The other version came up as the one to buy. So I emailed and yes the books were separated from each other. I also went on to the other space and put it so the books could now be ordered we'll see if it works.
Meander 3 Am having fun re-writing an old book where the title will change if I can reach my goal of 10% new material. One of the things I'm going through is getting rid of the passive voice. Though that doesn't add words it does make for a more powerful read. Of course this is a fun story but I have found 4 scenes that should have been there in the original story. Now sure why I didn't see that then but nearly 15 years ago I was a different writer and being a writer means learning things anew. That's what I'm doing. I'm also trying to decide how to gather all my books in the same place. That may take a bit of time and there are two I don't think I can move. Time will tell.