the genre, and more

Wow! I have been just amazed at the response to this website! So much positive energy! If you’re new here, welcome!

If you’re wondering, yes, we already have some authors lined up! If you know you are one, I’ll be in touch with you soon about the writing schedule. If you’re still just thinking about joining us, hopefully today’s post will help you make up your mind!

So after a little consultation with some of the other authors, I’ve picked a genre. It’s going to be Chick Lit! Oh stop! Do you know why? Here’s my thoughts on it: it’s fast, it’s easy to write, it’s FUN to write, it can be sexy, it can be a mystery, it can be anything it wants to be. The best thing about Chick Lit is that as a fairly new genre, there are no real rules, no format that we have to follow. It’s like us! Like us bloggers and writers and women, (and maybe some men will join us?) we all bring something different to this book! I think it’s the perfect choice for our first attempt! (Yes, our first, if this is successful, we will do this again!)

I spent some time thinking and writing (and dreaming! Yes, I write stories in my dreams, don’t you?) over the last couple of days, and I think I have the first 600 words down. I’m going to get someone to edit it and make sure it’s appealing to the masses (any volunteers?) before I actually publish it here. I also have the main character’s names chosen! I searched through my email spam folder for them! Then when I twittered about it, I some great suggestions too! (Thanks Cass!)

Now we have to talk about promotion. I know, I’m sorry. We do need more authors, so if you know anyone you think would like to write here please pass on the website! Of course we’re going to want readers (we’re narcissistic like that!) so I need you to help me spread the word however you can!

BTW, I’ve started a twitter account just for ChapterBytes updates so come follow! And tell all your friends to follow! If you don’t an account, get one, so you can follow!

Next time: Chapter One!

6 Responses to “the genre, and more”

  1. May 29, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    How many authors do we have? And also, I will edit, no problem

  2. May 30, 2008 at 11:36 am

    We’re at 8 so far. I finally got the authors page up. Thanks for editing!

  3. June 3, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Do you have room for more writers? I could make it sexy, or sweet What a cool idea!

  4. June 5, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    I’m so excited that you’ve started (and wish I’d checked a few days back)!

    Is there a button we can put on our own blogs, in addition to promoting this project in other ways?

  5. June 5, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Insane Mama – potential authors should send me an email chapterbytes at gmail dot com. (Check your email.)

    Jennifer – Yes! Authors get that cool red badge up there on the right hand corner! I emailed you the code. Any promotion is very welcome 🙂

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