It has been a long and grueling year for most of us. I keep starting my next book, stopping, starting something else, stopping. I just can’t seem to get in the groove of pre-pandemic.
For one thing, how do I handle the whole pandemic thing? Is life going back to normal? Do I put masks on my characters or not? Do I just ignore COVID-19 like it never happened or do my characters mention it? It’s so hard to know what to do.
Reading Is an Escape
People typically read fiction to escape their everyday lives. Many of us are sick of the way the world has been closed and we’ve been shut off from family and friends for so long. If reading is an escape, should there be a pandemic in my fictional world?
At the same time, I don’t want my readers to pick up my book and think it seems unrealistic. I know I’m overthinking things and I promise I will have something new for you soon.
Not a Romance
While romance will always be my first love when writing, this newest series is not a romance. It’s about a group of women, similar to my Lipstick Diaries book. I hope you’ll come to love them as much as I have. They are dealing with some pretty big issues, which I’ll share more about pre-release. I think you’re going to enjoy the series.
I know they say to know your genre before you write. That would be smart, but this book was screaming at me to be written, so I just went for it and I’ll figure out the genre later. Let’s just say any woman over the age of 40 will likely relate to something in this series.
Until then, I’ll keep plugging away at my latest books and keep you posted on how it’s going.