Last month I asked you if there's anything you'd like to know about me, and I swear I haven't forgotten about you. It figures that as soon as I ask for topics, all sorts of things happened in my life (Twitter! A Trip Home! A Puppy!).
Jenna asked, "If you had to pick one genre to write in for the rest of your life what would it be? And you can't say mainstream or contemporary... you have to be specific :)."
Since mainstream/contemporary IS how I label my writing, she was nice enough to list out the main genres:
Going down that list, I can immediately cross off quite a few, which leaves me with the following:
Romance was a maybe, but I get really uncomfortable writing love scenes and if I understand the genre correctly, that's kind of important.
I know they aren't but in my mind, Crime/Detective, Mystery, and Thriller/Suspense can all be lumped together (please don't shoot me). I'd happily write those, probably leaning towards Suspense.
I enjoy reading Literary and I would LOVE it if I could ever elevate my writing to that level, but I'm realistic. I believe I'm finding my voice and I'm happy with where it's taking me.
And where is it taking me? I think to Young Adult. I don't know if I'm going to attempt it anytime soon, but my favorite POV in my current wip is the seventeen-year old. The MC in The Other Side is nineteen, but it's definitely not YA. I've always loved "teen" movies and on Wednesday I read an excerpt from Elana Johnson's current novel and it made me want to read more about these kids.
Which ties into Jenna's final question: "What's your next idea?"
Perhaps something YA…
What about you? Are you set in one genre? Is there one you'd like to try, even if it never sees the light of day?