The Pigeon-Hole

27 Aug

I am thrilled to report my debut novel has been warmly received by readers—and only half of them are relatives.  I have had constructive feedback and a number of glowing reviews; overall, the response has been overwhelmingly positive.

However, as I delve into editing my next project, Semester of Thursdays, I must admit that I am actually more intimidated by the second book than I was the first.  And here’s why:

My second book follows more of a “chick-lit” path, with no mysterious elements whatsoever.  There is an underlying love story, but the main focus is on the relationship between two best friends with opposing moral viewpoints on dating.

I’m afraid the fans of my first novel will be turned off by the vast difference in stories.  But then again, those who did not like The Mirrors at Barnard Hall may love the modern -take of Thursdays

In the end, I must remind myself it is better to break free from a one-book mold now so I’m not pigeon-holed into the historically-romantic-and-mysteriously-enchanted-mirror genre.

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4 Responses to “The Pigeon-Hole”

  1. tricia linden August 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

    Very smart to not let yourself get pigeon-holed in to the historically-romantic-and-mysteriously-enchanted-mirror genre. WOW what a mouth full. It’s best to break out now while you still have a chance. 🙂 All the best with you next great writing effort. T

    • movingforeword August 28, 2012 at 10:15 am #

      Thanks so much, Tricia! I can only hope it lives up to my audience’s expectations 🙂

  2. Carrie Crain September 2, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    Just write it. Don’t worry about sticking to one genre or the other. Go with what you like. STORY. STORY. STORY. Let it take you to places you’ve never dreamed of. Best!! xoxo – carrie

    • movingforeword September 3, 2012 at 10:42 am #

      Thanks so much for the bolstering words, Carrie. They mean a lot! I need to get back to SSS next week… silly wedding planning 🙂

      -Jenny

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