Happy New Year!

What was with 2017? So many people had a tough year. I’m looking forward to 2018 and everyone having a chance to catch their breath and maybe even take a break.

Whatever your plans for New Year, I hope you have a fabulous time.

According to Chines Astrology, 2018 is the year of the dog. Interesting! I wonder if we’ll all go chasing after the mailman? No courier will be safe 😉

I usually write a post this time of year where I try and predict trends in the world of writing and publishing. For authors, I see a few are testing selling their books directly from their websites. Marie Force is one such author. It’s not something I intend to try yet. I haven’t even managed to get my books into audio-format. So many things to do, so little time!

In terms of genres that I think will be hot  *throws hands in the air*  I have no idea. Science fiction blew up as a huge thing for Kindle Unlimited readers. Lots and lots of new books there. Same thing for urban fantasy. Thrillers continue to dominate the charts along with romance.

I keep expecting gothic romance to re-emerge, but it hasn’t. Or else, it has, but in new forms. There’s reverse harem with loads of heroes to rescue the damsel in distress.

There are whispers that vampires are returning. I’m also seeing gryphons nudging at dragons to star in fantasy novels. Personally, I’d like to see more djinn. And if we’re talking speculative fiction, there could be a niche for Flat Earth stories.

Anyways, those are my guesses. What are yours? What sort of books do you wish someone would write or that you plan to write?



6 Replies to “Happy New Year!”

  1. Happy New Year, Jenny!! I enjoyed 2017 so much. It was a hectic year; never dull. I decided to reduce my Goodreads Reading Challenge in 2018. I put too much pressure on myself last year. I didn’t have nearly as much time to read as I would’ve liked. I set a reasonable goal. So many great books ahead.

    Wishing you the very best 2018.

    1. A happy 2018 to you and yours, Mary!

      And I hear you on pressure! I had to give up signing on to reading challenges. I’d start to get stressed around September. Here’s to reading for the sheer joy of it 🙂

  2. Happy New Year! 🙂

    There’s two Chinese Dogs, astrologically speaking, in my family. I hope they both have a good year and take me along with them. 🙂

    I have no idea what will trend although I do like the Gothic romance idea. Space operas and romance are popular still, so you have that covered. I also like the reverse story ideas.

    1. 2 dogs? – you should be happy 🙂 🙂 🙂 Very cool.

      Yeah, guessing trends in publishing is tough. I’ve never been right, yet *sigh* I’d love to ride a wave .

  3. Happy New Year, Jenny!

    When I read it was the year of the dog, I looked down at Nana. She’s pretty much convinced me it’s been the year of the dog ever since she arrived. LOL!