How often is too often to publish our stories? I’ve been a writing machine lately. Okay, I usually write a lot but lately, I’ve been writing shorter stories instead of epics that take a year to write, so I’ve made several submissions to my editor. When I got my last communication from her, she asked me if it would be okay to bump my November story to January so we could put my newer (Christmas) story in that slot because our publisher prefers not to publish books by the same author more frequently than every 6 weeks. Not that I mind moving one of my books back to squeeze in another one of my books, but I think perhaps it’s time for me to write longer books and to spread the wealth again.
As a reader, tell me, do you mind if authors are prolific? Or does that annoy you? Do you get tired of seeing the same authors on the shelves?
Is there such a thing as too many books, too much promotion, too much name recognition? Everybody at work got sick to death of the Geico gecco because the airwaves were saturated with him. We all cracked up at Internet jokes showing the gecco getting his. What do you think?