Why short stories?
So I've been asked, "do you write novels?" The short answer is no. At least I don't think I do. I write short stories for the most part. Being a reader myself, I can tell you that I write what I read. And currently, I read a lot of shorter stories. Now I love me a long, detailed story sometimes. 400+ pages of a world that you can sink your teeth into. But honestly, I rarely have the time to invest in those very often. I tend to reserve those for my favorite long time authors.
I used to be able to devour those size books in a weekend. Heck, If I was really determined, I could do it in 24 hours. But, like a lot of people, my life has gotten busy. Family and work obligations don't always leave time for me to indulge in my choice of relaxation, reading. And nothing drives me more bonkers than getting into a fantastic novel and then having to put it down and not being able to get back to it for days, possibly weeks.
So short stories is not only something I like to read, but something I think readers are looking for. I know there are rare moments I can pencil in a few hours of me time. Whether it's sitting in my car waiting between appointments, or those blessed few hours before bed. Short stories allow me the enjoyment of reading through a love story, read some hot sexy scenes and finish the book without losing it in the shuffle of my crazy life.
I'll continue to write my short stories. I don't know if there is a full length novel in the future. I have a few ideas floating around that I think would do great as a novel or a serial. For now, short, sweet, and sassy are going to be my goal.
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Writer by day, Netflix junky by night. Fueled by Red Vines and Coke Zero. Distracted by social media when I'm supposed to be working.