Today I received the reviews of The Nanman excerpt from the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Here are some samples:
“Very different kind of light romantic novel…in tune with so many of today’s marriages and changing lifestyles.”
“The Nanman has an interesting and to me original premise.”
“I think the author has a “way with words” and is able to develop clever phrases…”
Last year I put the piece in as general fiction and I think it was better received. This year I put it in as romance–which it is–only romance has rather rigid rules in my opinion that this story challenges…like a guy who raises kids. Hmmm, that’s so unattractive, right? Hopefully, I will find an agent who is willing to break into a new sub-genre of romance. What would it be called? Hopefully not SAHD (Stay-at-home-dad) romance, or house-husband romance. I guess man-of-liesure romance is out because it certainly is not that. Fem-male romance? Yuck.
I see the problem here is men-at-home have not found a banner to stand behind. Hmmm. Men-at-home romance… Oh, yes, the GOOD NEWS: I am still in the contest headed for the semi-finals. Yay!