You guys know some of what I’m going to share with you in this post, but maybe not all of it.
As a child, books were a way for me to learn, as a young woman they were a place of solace, and now books are how I do all of this: learn, explore, escape, and so much more.
When I tell people that I write Women’s Fiction and Romance, people always feel confident they know what Romance is, but there’s always someone who asks, “What is Women’s Fiction?”
To be honest, I don’t think I quite knew until I began to write and submit. I submitted my stories to publishers completely thinking that they were Romance, but soon learned that there are clearly defined lines.
So, where do I fall. Squarely on the line Ha!
I write because I love telling stories. I self-pub because I love telling stories. I love telling stories about every day women who are on their own journey. That essentially is what Women’s Fiction is all about. Although Romance might be a type of Women’s Fiction, along with Chick Lit and Mainstream Fiction. Women’s Fiction is not a type of Romance. Did that make it clearer?
Women’s Fiction is a story about the female protagonist. It’s about her journey: emotional crisis. It may or may not include a love story, and it will end positively. However, Romance is all about the Happily Ever After (HEA), well that is if it’s not Romantic Suspense
So, now that we’ve solved that problem. What about the whole self-pub, traditional pub, vanity press pub, small press pub, digital-first print pub? What about marketing? And how do you promote?
Now that I’ve got you thinking, why not come out and join me and my friends: Jae Henderson and Laura T. Johnson, to learn more.