Enny, Meeny, Minny, Moe…Where to Go? (genre)
Hmm, where do I want to go today? To Venus, to Chicago, or perhaps China? All sound like lovely places to explore. I visit each one of them every week. How? Through my writing of course. On Monday I might decide to work on my sci-fi/ fantasy series and visit Venus. Wednesday may bring a trip to Chicago while I hammer out the next chapter on my bdsm story. By Friday, I’m ready to head off to China to work on my shapeshifter story. Why so many different genres?
It’s simple. I’ve got a short attention span. I write in rapid bursts of energy when the mood strikes. My muse is a fickle woman. I swear she must have ADD, she flits from story to story so much. I do have to draw the line though when she wants more than three WIP’s going on. “Come on,” I beg. “Let me finish something first. I’ll stick the idea in my idea file and we’ll come back to it.” Usually after bribing her with a package of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, she relents and I’m back to work.
One thing I decided when I began writing professionally I didn’t want to be pigeon holed into one genre. I love the challenge of writing a story in the unknown. When I started writing in the BDSM genre, I had a lot of misconceptions and knew enough about the subject matter to fill a thimble. With the support of a Dom/sub couple and the wonderful use of internet, researching for it has been a breeze and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of crafting a story inside a new and unfamiliar genre.
So what’s next for me? I think a trip to the old west to satisfy my muse’s hankering for a western erotica. Will my muse ever be satisfied to write in one genre? I highly doubt it but then again who said I had to limit her?