We all know you can’t read too much, right? There’s no such thing as owning too many books, dusting and shelf space aside. But can you write too many books? Some of us are prolific, some of us are not–although of course that’s a very relative statement. I was Chez Target the other day and saw a Nora Roberts book that sounded kinda familiar, and I couldn’t remember if I’d read it or not. I scoured the book for rerelease info until my husband urged me into auto supplies and out of the space-time warp that book sections become to me.
I wondered: has Nora written too many books? I suppose she hasn’t received too many advances. I remember when I’d pick up each of her new releases, but they’ve all run together in my head! (I’m still a fan.)
Seriously, for the rest of us who are just getting started: is more better? Should we have a release every month (which generally means writing for several companies)–and I’m obviously not talking about NY print here. Every two months? Three? Do we gain readers with more books or press our luck with our loyal readership? How long are you comfortable going without a release?
I’m slowing down in the coming months, charting a course, plodding along on a big WIP and gradually checking off my current commitments. How about you?