Before I begin this post, I want to clarify that I don’t see anything wrong with erotic romances as long as the couple is a husband and wife. This is a standard I have for all of my romances.
The reason I am dropping Kate Page is because I am taking on too much and am still looking for ways to cut back. I already eliminated my newsletter, the Facebook Author Page I never use, and will probably close down the first draft blog under Ruth. I also want to close down the first draft blog under Kate. The first draft blogs just aren’t working for me anymore due to the reasons I mentioned in yesterday’s post.
I don’t think I am effectively balancing Kate with Ruth. I think I’m spreading myself too thin (as my mother used to say). I enjoyed Kate, really I did, but I don’t think it’s pratical to have two names out there.
So here’s what I’m doing to do. I’m making this my main blog now, for all of my stuff as a writer. I’ll do character interviews on it, discuss what I’m working on, give excerpts, post cover ideas, and other things that come to mind. I have already changed the header at the top to get rid of Kate. I really LOVE that header.
I’ll revise Life Mate so it’s Ruth-style. Then I’ll take Claiming Lexie and make it a Ruth book, too, because I do like the idea of that book. I’ll change the covers on both books because they need to say ‘Ruth’. Be prepared. I’ll probably use brides. I love brides. They’re so pretty. But if I find something else to use, I’ll consider it. We’ll see. I’ll dig around for covers this week or next week.
Now, I know someone is wondering if I’ll still write Bound by Honor, Bound by Love. The answer is yes. It might not be this year though. I don’t know yet. It’s too early in the year to tell how the rest of it will play out.
Another question someone will wonder is if I’ll finish Bride of Second Chances on the first draft blog? The answer is yes, but I’m disabling comments on the future posts so the editor doesn’t get turned on (as I mentioned in yesterday’s post). I won’t be in the proofing stage yet since I’ll probably be getting Life Mate ready for publication.
And yes, this means I’ll take down Kate’s blog and website. I’ll make a post on Kate’s blog, get rid of Kate’s Facebook page (which I rarely check anyway), and take down the you tube videos, except for Substitute Bride. That will stay up. I will not change Substitute Bride. It’ll stay as is because it’s only 37,000 words, and no one will want to pay $2.99 for it, and at $0.99, it’s not worth effort. Sorry, but I do have to decide if something is economically feasible.
So I’ll be busy until July 1. I also need to vamp up this blog with those neat look bood covers to the side. I lost them when I changed the theme of this blog. 😦