(If you decide to answer these too, let me know! I'd love to see what my readers are up to. :)
What’s your game? What do you do?
- I write women's fiction with depth, humor, and heart. Each of those descriptive words matters to me: "depth" means I take on serious topics, "humor" means I aim for a lighter tone, and "heart" means that I do everything I can to make my people real and true and people you can imagine knowing.
- I do love it. There are certainly moments I don't love, but overall it's utterly amazing. :)
- My customers are primarily women, and they enjoy reading about real-life situations and real people. I don't know this for sure but I suspect most aren't too into fantasy novels as well (although it's certainly cool if they are!) since I get lots of comments about liking the realistic nature of my books. I think people who like books that make them laugh but also make them think would need and want what I offer.
- USP=unique selling point, I'm pretty sure. People should buy from me instead of from other writers at least partly because I can't bring myself to call them "losers". :) More, though, I work really hard to make my books real and deep and powerful, and the people who've read them so far have responded to that. I can't imagine I'll ever write about a vampire or were-animal because it's so important to me that the books resonate as truth. They're fiction, but I want them to be real.
- More of the same! Today I start brainstorming for my next book. I'm 95% sure I know what it'll be about, since when I try to think of anything else my stomach kind of twists (my tell-tale sign that I'm going in the wrong direction) but I'm going to test out a few other ideas too so I know I'm getting the best one.
- As far as the publishing side of things goes, I'm going to continue to release my books when I'm sure they're ready, and I have no intent of raising my prices higher than the current $0.99 for ebooks. If my distributors make me, then I will but only to the lowest possible level. I want as many people as possible to read my books, and I think my lower prices help with that.