Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What do readers like--Lenora Worth

It's a new year and already I'm late arriving. I didn't make an resolutions because I know I won't stick to them. I do like that it's a new beginning and a fresh start, however. Kind of a clean slate. Once the Christmas decorations are packed up and put away, the house does seem kind of bare. But it's also a blank space just begging for redecorating or rearranging.

Me, I get bored with the same old thing. Which would explain the many hairdoes I've had since high school! Sometimes a little change is needed. Which brings me to the question that started nagging me. What do readers like?

We have a whole slew of great writers at Love Inspired Suspense. We all enjoy writing the edgy, suspenseful stories that we create. And we love hearing from our readers regarding our stories. What is one of your most favorite things about reading LIS books? What could we do to better entertain you? What do you hate? Do you think we have a handle on the delicate balance between crime and punishment and love and romance?

One thing I've learned over the many years I've been writing books, and it comes from a wonderful former editor--Tracey Farrell. She was judging my entry in a contest once and because I'd placed first, she gave me a critique in person. She said, "Good, but always room for improvement." I think of Tracey's smile and her confidence in me each time I start a book. And I remember "Always room for improvement." This is some of the best advice I've ever had. There is always room for improvement and being a writer teaches us that with every book.

So, Dear Readers, let us know what you like about us. And also what you don't like. We can handle it. It's a new year, with a clean slate. And an empty page waiting to be filled.

1 comment:

Terri Reed said...

Such true words from a wise woman. I find myself constantly wanting to improve and never feeling like I am. What I love about LIS is the various different perspectives we each bring to our stories. None of us could or would write the same plot the same way. We each bring our unique style to every story.