Today Topics are Expanding Blogging Horizons & Novellas/Short Stories
I often think about going beyond blogging, and in a sense expanding my horizons. I am a writer but I haven't done anything in retrospect of publishing. I like to focus on my characters and figuring out what in stores for me, so I'm dedicated to forming this idea to the max. When will I publish or take that next step? I don't know I can't tell, I'd much rather get some beta readers and editors first before trying to either self-publish, go indie or traditional publish. But every one of those is a process.
I would love a resign of my blog, I want all that fanciness some bloggers have and make SassyCat's a Brand essentially. I know you think it weird that I called it a brand but think about it, you got wherever you blog, twitter, FB, tumblr, Goodreads and other social media so yes it's basically a brand of the blogger's world.
Novellas/Short StoriesNow it is time to give a little love to those little stories in your life. Share your love for your favorite shorts of any form. What is a short story or novella that doesn’t get the attention that it deserves? Recommend to readers what shorts you would recommend they start with. How about listing some short story anthologies based upon genres or authors?
Don't get me wrong I enjoy some Short Stories/Novellas but sometimes you wonder if it enough or needed. I read a short story written by Katie McGarry call Red at Night & it was my first 2 starts or two tails up review because I found it dull & to me it didn't create that love story dynamic like her Pushing the Limits series. But I do want to point out that it was NOT part of the Pushing the Limits series.
Rachel Vincent has 7 books from her Soul Screamers series, so you can expect short stories/Novellas from other characters POV. One was Sabine's POV before SS started, it gave us perceptive on Sabine's story, then there was a Sabine's and partly Emma's story on a trip. Sabine wanted to know her future, if she had a future with Nash because she always believed that Nash was her ONE. That short story gave a twist for the upcoming book of the SS where things for Kaylee changed forever.
We see a side of Kaylee's Cousin Emma and meet a new character that eventually appears more in the full length novels.
The fun little quirky story was "A Day In The Afterlife Of Tod" You really see how hard being a reaper is and what the life of a reaper. Then when With All My Soul ends readers starts believing that it was the end, that was it of the SS world but Rachel surprise us with a full length novella told in Nash and Tod POV during some of the hardest time in their life during WAMS. I don't want to spoil it for those that haven't read it yet but it was totally worth adding that story.
You can find all those short stories/novellas by Rachel in her Soul Screamers Volumes, 1, 2, 3, & 4
I haven't read much more short stories or novellas but there's tons of them for every series that I read . . . so I got time to either buy them in ebooks or if the publisher decides to make them into mass paperback or paperback.