But nearly three years have passed and my love for the romance audiobook has grown out of control. Here are some of the reasons I swear by audiobooks.
We’re still here. A year after the RITA awards were acknowledged as problematic and promoting of a biased system, we are once again, as a romance industry, fighting for inclusivity and equal opportunities for all authors.
As an author, I think it’s important to read books that aren’t perfect so we can perform more effectively in our own stories. That said, there are a few things that will make me put a book down.
As creatives striving toward a career in the business, that sense of needing to be doing and working all the time is compounded. Any moment away from marketing or writing or editing is a moment we fall behind on the journey to success. That motivation can be great--but it can also be problematic.
If writing as a career, striving toward full-time writing or creating a livelihood from your writing are goals you aspire toward, it’s important to consider not only the creative and exciting elements of your new title but the logistics as well. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you transition from hobby to business-owner.
I’m challenging myself to write a book in a genre I’ve only recently started to explore. And it’s hard. The deadline is incredibly tight, but more than that, I’m approaching storytelling in a brand new way.
People often ask if there’s anything I would tell the younger-writer version of myself, any advice or information I wish I had known then, and the answer is a resounding yes. Start with one pen name.