Sunday, August 03, 2008

A quest, a queue, and a mission statement

Knight's Fork is a quest story, at least in part. Unlike Forced Mate, in which the hero thought of himself as on a quest to find his perfect mate, the hero of Knight's Fork sets out on a quest to avoid a damsel in distress.

Avoidance is a traditional, and respectable motive for a quest.

The queue.

Knight's Fork isn't available for sale, but here and there, a few copies are being given away.... five in the USA, one each in Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and the rest of the world. Sign up, if you'd like to enter the drawing, which is being run by

Mission Statement

On some of the loops I'm on, there have been discussions of professionalism, and writing as a business. It makes sense to me. So, if we're professional businesswomen (and men) have we all written a mission statement?

Here's mine:

My goal as a Romance author is to give good value. I expect to provide my readers with six to eight hours of amusement, at least a couple of really good laughs, a romantic frisson or two from the sensual scenes, and something to think about when the book is finished.

Romance, value, hours, laughs, frisson, sensual, think.

What do you think? Pretentious? Pompous? Off-putting? Helpful?

If you are an author, what's yours?

If you are a reader, what do you want and expect for the $7.00 to $14.99 that you pay for a novel?

Best wishes,
Rowena Cherry

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