Heading towards the climax in the story I’m writing, my mind is as busy and chaotic as an overturned hornet’s nest. As the plot threads weave closer together, ideas flow and crash against the confines of my brain. My eyes glaze over and a sense of dizziness in the grey matter arises.
The point of my rambling attempt at describing my state of my mind is that I need more time for my story. For these dark months, as I reach my black moment (a romance term for a climax – you can guess why they don’t like the term climax) I’ll slim down to two posts a week. One for me and one for a guest.
Making me a not-exactly hibernating blogger.
Stats are in:
Numbers leave me cold, but bar graphs can sometimes smack me in the face. In the November 2013 edition of Romance Writer’s Review the graph detailing the Romance market share compared to other genres hit with a mighty punch. I knew Romance sold well, but look at these stats: Romance $1.439 billion (16.7%), and compare it to Mystery $729 million (8.5%), Religion/Inspirational $718 million (8.3%), Science Fiction/Fantasy $590 million (6.9 %) and Classic literary fiction $471 million (5.5%).
As a side note, I noticed that The Globe and Mail (Canada’s national newspaper) has added a list for Romance in their best sellers listings in the Saturday edition. Interesting.
I’m glad I like writing about love, as well as mystery.
Does the winter effect your productivity or creativity?