Short and sweet tonight. As I'm navigating the promotional arena of likes and retweets and posts, I am reminding myself of the advice I have come across time and time again...
The best type of promotion is your next novel. So, that's what I've been diligently working on the past few months. I hope to have it finished by mid-March (fingers crossed) if my "real" job doesn't bury me in paperwork.
I've also read that writing a series of books is also the best way to gain a following. Romance novels are their own animal entirely. Since the majority of romance readers require a happily every after, it's more about writing stories around a theme or a brand. I think I've got one - hopefully a good one. Time will tell.
I've also been itching to write some prequel-type/different POV stuff around The Sun King, in particular the two main heroes. The Sun King has a lot of factors that didn't fit the romance mold (written in 1st person and told entirely from the heroine's POV) so I may experiment with some shorter stories that expand on the other characters. And, ideas about the other ladies in King Louis's court have begun to pop up in my head. Plus, who wouldn't enjoy reading a tale about a musketeer?
And so, I write. :-)