I am J. R. Nova. I'm not new to writing. I've been writing steadily for eight years. I am new to publishing. After watching the exciting changes taking place in the book industry over the last few years, I've decided now is the time to get my feet wet.
I'm not interested in fame and fortune. I'm even writing under a pseudonym. By taking on a secret disguise—like I'm Batman—I hope to dispel some of my perfectionism and self-conscious fears, that have, in the past, kept me from publication.
My goal is simple, to give you something to sink your teeth into.
I have a story idea. I will develop it. I will get it down on paper, revise and edit it. Then I will publish it. I'm not going to wait around for the big publishers. I'm going the Indie route. This doesn't bother me, because, after all, I am not interested in fame and fortune. I want to be a part of something incredible—self publishing. I want to prove to myself that I can put my words out there.
(Part of me is screaming “No!”)
I have one rule. I cannot doubt. I cannot say “this is a bad idea, let's quit it.” I'm tapping every last drop of intuitive potential I have, digging deep to find that part of me who, like the Nike slogan encourages, just does it. ("Use the Force, Luke!") So many writers suffer from doubt. Not me, not anymore. Even if I have to hide to get it done.
So what can you expect from me?
Simply: Stories. The best stories I can spin for you.
I'm a fantasy author. I like using young adult characters (late teens, early twenties). I love vampires (Think Anne Rice, not Stephenie Meyer) and other supernatural creatures, along with wizards and witches and Gothic-modern settings. I can be very psychological, and love to write depth into my characters. I write what I love to read, so I gravitate toward heavier themes.
It almost seems redundant now that I think of what I enjoy, because it seems everyone is writing and reading the same thing these days, but A) nothing is new under the sun and B) there's a reason why we gravitate toward the dark side of human nature.
The dark side is where I want to take you. If you'll let me. Of course, in my own way. I'm not a copycat artist, and you may not be ready for my version of the old tales.