Hello all! Here I am, back again for my monthly spot on Love Bytes. I’m running kind of late for this, if you look at European time (which is what the blog owners run on). I’m also running late for lots of other stuff, because life events are competing as usual, but at least this time it’s mostly not because of bad things happening to good people, or to me either. The point here is that this will be brief, and in fact it’s an update on last month’s blog.
First, let me thank the people who commented for the giveaway—I so much appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts on the subject of long vs. short books. I think your comments show how different we all are as readers—and I love that about us! I am extending the deadline for the contest until next month because I got so busy I failed to let people know about it. My bad, sorry. So, if you’re just now hearing about this, you can still enter until November 7th. To make up for my change of plan, I’ll offer two prizes instead of just one, winner’s choice, book one of Lou Hoffmann’s series The Sun Child Chronicles, Key of Behliseth, or book two, Wraith Queen’s Veil.
Here’s the update on the work-in-progress I wrote about last month, which is book 3 of the same series, Ciarrah’s Light The good news is that it’s submitted to the publisher for consideration, at long last. I felt like I was wrestling a bear while writing it until I had an epiphany. The epiphany resulting in splitting this book into two! It is still longish at 120,000 words or so, but not as long as I thought it be. This creates a new work-in-progress, Dragon’s Rise. (I personally love dragons, so I like this title.)
And here is a repeat of the contest information:
In your opinion, does size matter when it comes to books? Do you have a “favorite” length? Do you feel the same way about all genres and formats? Exceptions? Reasons you feel the way you do? Examples of M/M fiction or other rainbow-friendly books that run very long? Give me a substantive answer to enter the drawing to win either book one (Key of Behliseth) or book two (Wraith Queen’s Veil). The contest is open until next month’s Love Bytes post.