Ladies and Gentlemen,
I've made a commitment to write a mission statement for the group, but I thought I ought to start by taking the proverbial plank out of my own eye, and doing a market test on my own behalf.
With luck, I'll receive some suggestions that will help me formulate something useful and representative for this fantastic group.
Here's mine (and this one is personal, as applies to what I write).
My goal as a Romance author is to give good value. I expect to provide my readers with six to eight hours of amusement, at least a couple of really good laughs, a romantic frisson or two from the sensual scenes, and something to think about when the book is finished.
Romance, value, hours, laughs, frisson, sensual, think.
What do you think? Pretentious? Pompous? Off-putting? Helpful?
If you are an author, do you have one? What's yours?
If you are a reader, what do you want and expect for the $7.00 to $14.99 that you pay for a novel?