On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

Personal notes on writing techniques, writing a novel, my writing career and threading your way through publishing a book.

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Monday, May 14, 2012


Yes, I have one series finished and two running. The Heart books (should I sell more to Berkley, and that's looking very good), don't have an end in my mind (though they once did, but I'm still intrigued with the world and my cast. There were the five Summoning books, and I'm working on Mystic Circle (though I am at the end of my contract for that series and it's up in the air for traditional publishing, too), which I contemplate being nine books.

I aspire to be one of those authors that people will love all my work, not just one series or another. A "trust me, baby" author. Trust me to deliver characters you like, engaging plots with twists and turns, a writer people will follow through all her series.

And I understand if you only like the Lladrana books (more fantasy), the Mystic Circle books (set here and now), or Celta (Romance and the characters you know).

Yesterday I bought an ebook where I was piqued by the premise and the character and I enjoyed it greatly. I wasn't sure about the authors' other two series, because they weren't the same premise...and the characters sounded like they might be making the same mistakes the character I just read about did. But I bought a trilogy anyway, and I was disappointed.

It's a balancing act, giving people characters they like, but who are different, and I struggle to do this, and yes, some of my guys aren't gung-ho alphas in the Heart series, and yes, some readers only love alphas. I do my best, trust me, baby.

May you have a GREAT day,


Blogger Donna said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOO happy to hear you don't have an end in sight for Celta. I haven't had the pleasure of reading your other two series, but I plan to check them out this summer. Thank you for your novels--they have helped me keep my sanity through many stressful times.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

I love all your books. I reread all of your earlier books before reading a new one and always find something new! Keep them coming.

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also love everything you've written and gleefully await ANYTHING you have coming out.

Sorry for the Anonymous posting...don't want to get busted at work.

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your Celta books - thrilled to hear that you do not have an end in sight for them. Could I put in a request for more Clovers! I read one of your summoning series a few years ago and decided they were not my thing but those books lead me to the Celta books. I have not checked out the mystic circle books yet. I will buy the Celta books forever. My newest baby is coming in early August and I am getting the new book shipped to my house. I can not stand the idea of not having the book and will not get to the store - the book has to come to me!

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a "trust me baby" author! I agree with Sharon - something new every time I re-read, and like it even more than the first time I read it. Definitely keepers!

12:59 AM  
Blogger FantasyAuthor RobinDOwens said...

Thank you, all! Lovely comments always motivate me to write. I know I say that often, but it's true.

And anon, I am completely happy you are here under anon. I really hate where you have to sign in to something to comment (though I understand on erotic pages).

Merry meet and merry part and merry meet again.

9:03 AM  

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