So many times we hear, “I write to market” or the opposing view “Write your heart”. But what if you could do both? There is a market that never goes out of favor. It has people buying all year long, year after year after year and they buy it by the millions. If you could tap into that market and you could write it on your own schedule, wouldn’t you want to? Heck yeah! And that’s why you need to be writing Holiday Romances!
Holiday Romance is a booming genre. From Christmas and Thanksgiving to Valentines Day and Halloween people love the feel of a Holiday Romance. They love to live it and devour it over and over and over. And Holiday Romances can be written in any genre.
Love contemporary? Maybe a contemporary Valentines Romance might be right for you. Are you devoted to paranormal? Christmas with a pack full of shifters could be your cup of tea. Historical? A witch historical Samhain story could really set you apart. No matter your genre Holiday Romances sell.
The beauty of writing a Holiday Romance is that you can write them anytime you can fit them in and if it doesn’t work in your schedule to publish it this year, the market will still be there next year. Holiday Romances are not going to go out of style. So you don’t have to worry about writing something and then having to sit on it for another seven years until the market comes back around.
While I personally write what I love and not to market- because honestly, I’ve missed every trend in the last 3 years by a matter of months – I love to write holiday romances because I write them when I want and release them when I want. They are the ultimate mashup of both worlds, writing to market and writing what you love. Are there other genres you can do that in? Sure, but not many. Because honestly by the time you find out what is hot- and you write something for it- if you are going traditional and you submit the houses are full of a thousand other books being submitted in the same genre. Or if you self-publish the market has been saturated by everyone else trying to get on the bandwagon as well. But with Holiday Romances you never have to worry about that.
So, where do you start? What components do you need? How do you make sure you are giving the readers what they are looking for? When do publishers send out calls for anthologies? All of these points will be discussed in my upcoming class for the FF&P chapter. It starts on May 15th and is called Romancing the Holidays. You can find the link to register HERE!
So come join me to find out more about this amazing genre and how you can make money all year long and have fun writing what you want, when you want, without the worry of whether you’ve missed the market or not.
Rebekah is an Award Winning Bestselling Author and Screenwriter. Her debut novel Dead Awakenings, hit the bestseller list on release day. Her Fairelle Series, released in 2014 and has won several awards in both writing and screenwriting, including the Golden Palm and a finalist for Rone Award as well as Best Fantasy Series of 2014 from the Paranormal Romance Guild. Her trilogy The Society was released by Kensington and her new series Shifter Rising is released in 2016. Rebekah is a prolific author releasing upwards of five books a year and is currently working on six different series.
Rebekah is the President Elect of the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter of RWA as well as a member of several local and online chapters. In her spare time when she isn’t writing, you can find her teaching on SavvyAuthors.com or at RWA. Rebekah is also known for her elaborate cosplays with her family and has been a guest speaker and panelist at San Diego Comic Con, Wondercon, Salt Lake Comic Con, Long Beach Comic Con, Comikaze and several other Comic Cons on the west coast as well as LTUE, Romantic Times Convention, RWA, InD’Scribe, Genre LA and Authors After Dark.