1) I’d like to start attending more conferences again. I backed off on them quite a bit while my kids were young, but now I’m ready to dive back in. I’m specifically interested in attending conferences with romance, mystery and YA writers, and speaking at RWA chapter meetings. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are looking for faculty for an upcoming conference.
2) I’m hungry for some emotional women’s fiction with a strong romantic element. Something along the lines of JoJo Moyes. I love her books because they’re unputdownable, but also very affecting.
3) Similarly, I’d like to see more intense, emotional YA and NA. I’ve been seeing a lot of great NA lately with electric romantic chemistry (that doesn’t necessarily mean super explicit, but I’m okay with steamy). Chemistry isn’t always the easiest thing to convey on the page, so when it’s done right, I can’t stop reading! I especially like angsty characters.
4) Historical Romance. It breaks my heart that historicals are a tougher sell these days, but they’re still my first love. I’m not giving up on them. It’s the first thing I want to pick up when I’m reading for pleasure. When I have some screen time, I’m usually rewatching “Outlander”, “The Tudors”, or any one of the BBC Jane Austen productions. And I’ve watched every “Jane Eyre” production at least 3 times. I continue to look for strong new voices in historical romance. I’m particularly interested in Regencies, Victorians and Scottish. I just know that more readers will come back to them.
5) I’d like to grow my social media platform. I’ve been very inconsistent on Twitter and Facebook. My presence is sporadic. I’m really going to work on contributing more regularly. That said, I want my tweets/statuses to be meaningful and relevant. I’m too busy working with my clients to tweet my every move. What kind of agent tweets would you like to see more of?
Monday, February 23, 2015
Kim's 2015 Wish List
Every January we have a meeting at BookEnds discussing our goals for the coming year and reviewing our performance over the previous one. We talk about how many books we sold, how many new clients we brought on, and how we can grow even more in the near future. These meetings always get me motivated, and make me stop and think about just what I want to see on my client list and how I can make it happen.
So this is my wish list for 2015. Help me make it happen!
Look forward to hearing from you! I’ll keep you posted on how I do with my wish list!