May 9, 2012

Yes, my third novel has been published

Several people have recently asked me about when my next novel was coming out, and I realized I hadn't announced the publication of my third novel here. The third of my Avon romances, Perilous Pleasures was released last month and is still on sale in some bookstores and of course online. You can read more about it at http://jennybrown.net.

This was the last of the novels I signed a contract to write, which is why I was finally able this fall to get back to working on the sequel to the Blood Sugar 101 book that I should have written two years ago.

I'll be writing more fiction, but not under contract, because it takes all the fun out of writing novels when you have to meet deadlines and comply with marketing expectations. The earnings from mass market fiction turn out to be surprisingly modest, so there's no reason to write such novels unless writing them is fun.

One thing I learned from this whole adventure is that I find it more fun to spend my days pawing through journals looking for interesting tidbits and figuring out how things work than I do making up stories from scratch. So it looks like it's time for me to embrace my inner-wonk. After my venture into fiction I certainly have come to appreciate how many of you read and respond to the factual writing I do. I'm very lucky to have a readership like you and don't think I don't know it!

5 comments:

dmeanderings said...

And we're very lucky to have a writer and d-advocate like you!

The Wild Haggis said...

Very lucky...

Jan Blawat said...

Amazon lets me know when you have something new and I download it on my Kindle immediately. I enjoy your writing, no matter what genre.

Jenny said...

Jan, Thanks! I wish they would let readers know about my new Diet 101 book in the same way, but they only do that for the big dogs. I contacted them and was told they don't do it for small presses like mine.

gharkness said...

They surely keep you humble, huh? Just in case you forgot for just a tiny second that you weren't a "big dog," they are sure to remind you ever now and again :-)