An early blog post this week as I need some thoughts and advice.
'Lottie's Luck' has been out for just under a month now and I have never seen a book (of mine) sell so many so quickly. OK, it doesn't mean everyone will love it (I only have 13 reviews so far) but it's certainly flying off the virtual shelves.
Why? Why is this? Is it the blurb, the cover, the fact that my status on Amazon is gaining momentum? Or is it just a short flurry of activity before my bubble bursts? Yes, I am a glass half empty kinda gal!
Now I have my own theory on the madness of my sales this month and, if it's true, it leaves me with a bit of a dilemma.
'Lottie's Luck' is the youngest, most formulaic chicklit novel of mine to date. The Mummy Misfit diaries are hugely popular with Mums, Misfits and people who like a giggle. 'Completing the Puzzle' is a more middle-aged tale of love, family and friendship. 'Stilettos & Stubble' is a romcom but, being set in a drag club, not your usual read.
Is this why 'Lottie's Luck' is selling? Is the traditional market, who know what they want from their chicklit and like it to do everything it says on the tin, finally discovering me?
Because if that's the case - I need to have a rethink.
You see, The Misfit readers have been begging me for a third instalment and that was going to be my December release - yes, it's a work in progress that I'd been keeping to myself! But now I'm wondering if it's the right direction to go in. I know I should write what I'm happy with but, let's face it, sales are important - they keep the roof over my head.
So now I'm in a quandary. To Misfit or not? To light, fluffy chicklit or not? My poor, frazzled brain is finding it hard to settle to anything at the moment so I'm going to quietly work on editing my Christmas novella and let my thoughts gel - again.
In the meantime, if any of you gorgeous readers have any opinions or feel you can help me throw a light on the subject, please contact me here, on Twitter, Facebook or email me.