*Sigh*, I need a break from my endless editing! The good news is my editors are SO meticulous; the bad news is that it takes so LONG! I completely understand what Oscar Wilde meant when he said, “I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.”
(As I was looking for this quote I saw these and just had to include them: “I am not young enough to know everything” and “A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her”.)
Anyway, where was I? Oh, right, I need a distraction.
I started daydreaming about all the other ideas I have for future books (something I usually do while I’m hung up on my series). My other ideas are not in the same genre as my series (reincarnation fantasy), actually, they vary from YA paranormal, adult paranormal, historical fantasy, and a paranormal thriller–although I do see a connection here 🙂
Honestly, I can’t imagine staying within one genre. I’m sure it’s beneficial since a writer can hone their talents and perfect their skills. Plus, it’s wise from a promoting standpoint to keep a specified audience that will stick with you, but my ADD will not allow me to stay within the creative borders of one genre. I must dream of taking on new parameters and jump into the adventure of a new literary world.
This choice most likely reflects the fact that, as a reader, I’m all over the place. I’ve never looked for a book based on genre. I’ve always walked around the book store just looking for the cover that jumps out at me or peruse the best seller shelves. If something sounds good, I buy it, regardless of whether it’s fantasy, historical, paranormal, YA, and even non-fiction.
So I write like I read.
I need diversity and when a crazy idea jumps into my mind, I’m thrilled that it’s so different.
Which made me wonder, what genre are all your works in progress? Procrastinating minds want to know.