Saturday, August 29, 2009

The day just flew by!

Got up this morning. Hubby and I had our traditional Saturday breakfast of coffee and home made waffles. Watched a little news and worked on some bills. Then thought, I'll spend a couple hours finishing up my September newsletter and compiling a mailing list. I joined an email site where I can pretty up my newsletters a little and make them more interesting. I'm pretty pleased at how September's came out.

I ended up putting together two separate mailing lists, one for my monthly newsletter and the other for special announcements. Around 300 readers total. How could this have taken me all day? Sure I broke for lunch and to put up a load of clothes but other than that my butt has been glued to my chair. Now it's 5:30 and I'm wondering, where did the day go?

I'm so glad I'm off tomorrow. I want to spend the day working on a couple manuscripts. Did I tell ya'll that I've also begun work on my first novella? Wait till you hear what the title will surely capture attention!

Big smile here...


Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...Oh noes my friend. Novella means an anthology, right? I'll try to suck it up. ~Nancy

P.S. Not that it isn't good for you;)

Tory Richards said...

No no Nancy! Unless I'm mistaken a novella, quickie, whiskey shots, rosebud, etc., depending on the publisher website definition, is a shorter romance. Usually if they make it to print it goes into a book of other short stories by different authors.

Haven't tried my hand at a series yet.

Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...Okay, so what you're saying is the novella you're working on will be in e-format and will be a stand alone?

So far, I only buy print books so maybe that's where the difference in how we each describe an "anthology." What you described, "Usually if they make it to print it goes into a book of other short stories by different authors." is exactly what I call an anthology. Each author has written a novella (short story) that may or may not be connected but generally follows a theme.

All I'm saying is that in most cases, my choice is to spend by book dollars on a single title by one author that I know and love.

Other readers, of course, like just the be able to read several short stories (novellas) in one book by different authors.

Choice is good.

Off the top of my head a few authors that I think have nailed the "series" route: Kate Douglas (Wolf series), Suzanne Brockmann (Troubleshooters and Tall, Dark and Dangerous series), Robyn Carr (Virgin River and Paradise Valley series) Sherrilyn Kenyon (Dark Hunter series), Roxanne St. Claire (Bullet Catcher series) Julia Quinn (Bridgerton series) to name a few....Nancy:)