Yes, I'm behind again. Going to write all three of this week's posts today to catch up, sort of.
Anyway... One thing that being behind did was give me a chance to write about something that wasn't a consideration on Wednesday. So, here's my newest thing to think about:
My uncle has made a suggestion for me to not stop writing my novel, but kind of put it on the back burner for a bit and write children's books. Like for YOUNG kids, so even younger grade than my Fairyland series that I've got rattling around in my head. I have a brother-in-law that could act as kind of an editor, and my aunt is a teacher who would be willing to evaluate them to rate for grade level. And my uncle, two cousins, my dad, my brother-in-law and my sister are all artists who could work on illustrations for me. Then I could publish as ebooks (or even on Createspace or Lulu, too). It would give me an income, and he mentioned it getting my name out there for when I'm ready to publish my novel.
However, I have a few fears with this. First and foremost is the most basic of all, I don't know if I know how to write a children's book. It's not something I've ever thought of, before. I mean, there is my Fairyland series - but that is more of a middle grade thing. Writing books that... in all honesty my target audience is OWEN is a whole 'nother thing. On the other hand... my mom, when she was telling me about this idea, made a suggestion that my brain is kind of running with. The idea that I could write short little children's books with kind of morals, that teach a lesson. And I can't help thinking that I could do that, with environmental type things. That I could write little stories to teach kids respect for the planet and things like that. it is certainly a thought.
But, one other thing to think about is his idea that it would help get my name out there for when I'm ready to publish my novel. I don't know exactly how that would work. I mean... a children's book writer writing paranormal romance? The two genres are soooo separate, that I had planned on using different pen names for my Fairyland series than for the romance novels. I'm not really sure how that would work in terms of using one to build a following for the other. I would REALLY need to think about that. Before I can start a business writing children's books, I need to decide if I would publish those under Isabella Leigh, or something else.
So, what do you think? What would you do if you were me? I am now really confused... Please comment with your thoughts on this.
And that is my weekly ramble. I'll be back later today to post the character profile for Phoenix that I promised two weeks ago.