Winds of change are not just blowing, but howling, in the publishing world. This is true for editors, agents, and, perhaps especially, for writers. Avalon authors have felt this first-hand with the Amazon buyout of Avalon. All of the sudden, we have a new publisher and we're not quite sure what to expect. Don't get me wrong. That's not a complaint. Many of us have already epublished books through Amazon and have been pleased with the results, so we're optimistic. Change is good, especially for the creative spirit.
So ... I discovered that writing a romance wasn't really all that different from plotting a mystery. Plots are like snowflakes - and like people - they're all different and, yet, somehow all the same. Good stories are all (to borrow a couple of phrases from William Faulkner) about "the human heart in conflict with itself" and "the only thing worth writing about." I think, if a writer keeps that in mind, they can't go wrong, no matter what type of story he or she writes, no matter how or where that story is published.
I've also written two trios of short stories that don't really fit into any genre. They're just about people that I found interesting: ordinary people, living ordinary lives, doing the best they can. It feels good to give murder a rest and write about simple decency. I published them through Amazon Kindle. If you would like to check them out, you can find them by going to my website: http://www.sandracareycody.com/ or my Amazon Author page: http://amzn.to/L4U3Jo
Happy reading, everyone. Here's to the future.