Poking fun at the but in all of us...
Printed with permission of Sam Morrison.
Nov 29, 2010
Posted by AJ Blythe at Monday, November 29, 2010
Nov 25, 2010
Posted by AJ Blythe at Thursday, November 25, 2010
The line I'm aiming for is Superromance. According to Victoria Curran, who spoke about the line during eHarlequin's webinar (link here), this is Superromance:
Superromance is the longest of the 3 lines in Heart and Home at 70-75k. This is an important distinction. They are about family/unity/career/home - offer opportunities to explore subplots and secondary romances welcome. There's more elbow room for characterisation.Supers are character driven romances grounded in realism. Senior Editor Wanda Ottewell said that characters should be recognisable and remind readers of friends or family. Issues characters find themselves in could happen. In Superromance love may not come easily but it's always worth the effort. Urban, small town and country settings, as well as international settings welcome. Primarily the word count is what gives us the opportunity to work with deeper subplots and secondary romances.
Specific authors weren't provided as best examples of the line, unfortunately.
It was a bit of a shock to hear the word count was 70-75k... it had been 60-65k (in fact the website still has this listed for the line). But it is definitely increasing. The first books with the new word count will hit shelves in June 2011. The reason for the increase is because Harlequin are looking for deeper character exploration and complex stories, always high conflict!
Guess I need to rethink my daily word count goal to finish.
Nov 22, 2010
Posted by AJ Blythe at Monday, November 22, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
Posted by AJ Blythe at Thursday, November 18, 2010
- set number of books per month under a specific brand
- each book has a strong romance with a happy ending
- each series has its own set of requirements including word count and story elements
Passion (A spicier, hotter read)
Heart and Home (Heartwarming contemporary romances that balance life and love)
- Special Edition
Suspense and Paranormal (Heart stopping contemporary stories with intrigue and mystery... where true love always triumphs)
- Romantic Suspense
- Love Inspired
- Love Inspired Suspense
- Love Inspired Historical
Nov 15, 2010
Posted by AJ Blythe at Monday, November 15, 2010
Nov 11, 2010
Posted by AJ Blythe at Thursday, November 11, 2010
Lest We Forget.
Nov 8, 2010
Posted by AJ Blythe at Monday, November 08, 2010
Nov 4, 2010
Posted by AJ Blythe at Thursday, November 04, 2010
I think this cartoon sums up my approach to NaNoWriMo perfectly. I have so much on my plate I know 50,000 words is a dream, but every extra word I write is one more on my novel. so I am going to do my best and aim for 20k. Oh, and I think crazy fully applies *grin*. So only a few days into November it's not too late to give it a whirl. Who else is joining in?