Do you only write one genre? What’s your favorite? Mine are horror, suspense, paranormal and romance. I can’t stick to just one.
Truth is, I get bored easily. Some days I’m working on a romance, and then I want something to freak me out. It flip-flops all the time, usually everyday. If you’ve checked out the Books I’m Reading, posts, you can see that.
Many authors are known for a specific type of book they write. Stephen King writes horror and then Nicolas Sparks writes feel good, romance novels. I wonder if this will hinder me. My mind goes too many directions, and it’s hard to focus on one topic for too long. They all have my voice and style, but is that enough?
From what I’ve read, much of it has to do with marketing. I understand the end goal is to make money (for publishers). They hardly care about the creative process or hindering yours, at least that’s how I view it. Publishers stick with an author to keep readers coming back for more.
What if a best selling thriller writer wants to write erotica, would some roll their eyes? Would they let them try it out? This is a topic I will dive into, with upcoming posts.
Does anyone else branch out and write different work? What are your thoughts on writing different genres?