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The other day I finished a book that really I enjoyed and like many before it, I went looking for the author’s backlist to see if she/he had written some more f/f. Outside of authors who specifically write to the lesbian audience or write erotica, in all cases the one book I read was the author’s one and only f/f, f/f/m book. *sigh*
I can’t tell you how disappointing this is to me every time. So many authors actually hit the mark and write really nice f/f stories but then stop after that one book. And what’s most interesting is that many times it was an author’s earlier or first book.
This tells me that authors are interested in writing it for themselves or in general, but due to unpopularity, lack of sales, fear of being associated with the genre or whatever the reason, they stop after that one book.
I understand that authors need to make money in order to continue writing and I don’t begrudge them that. But when I read a good f/f, f/f/m story, I want more, and from that author. Selfish of me? Yes. I’m starving for good f/f and authors who write good ones are far and few between.
There are some authors out there like Jenna Byrnes who manage to keep writing f/f in between their m/f and m/m’s even with a crappy f/f market, so it can be done. And then there’s Kirsten Saell of course who is willing to keep writing it out right, which I can’t get enough of and appreciate.
Maybe one day this situation will be different. I hope so. And I hope authors who have written it will take a chance and write it again at some point.
1. If you’ve written a f/f and stopped at one, do you ever think about doing another?
2. If you’ve thought about or wish to write a f/f and haven’t, what are the reasons why wouldn’t consider it?
3. If f/f was a more popular or viable genre, would you consider writing f/f?
1. When you read a good f/f, f/f/m do you check out the author’s backlist for more f/f, f/f/m and if you don’t find it are you disappointed?
Or are you OK with the f/f that was in a book but don’t bother about looking for more?
2. Ashamed to say because I don’t, but if you read a good f/f and find the author’s back list full of m/f or m/m do you also buy some of those?
2. Have you ever asked an author if they will be writing more f/f, f/f/m?
3. Have you ever asked a publisher to offer more f/f, f/f/m?