Writing in Different Genres
How many authors have considered, or are, writing in genres outside the erotic romance industry? If so, what prompted you to do this? Last year, I joined Suspense Magazine’s Yahoo Group because I wanted to enter the writing contest. Well, I introduced myself and did not hide the fact that I wrote erotic romance. Well, needless to say, I’ve been very busy with other projects, and haven’t had the opportunity to enter the contest. Maybe I’ll enter the next one.
I must confess, even before I started writing erotic romance, I had some ideas for YA and children stories. I’m curious to know though, if you as an author were to pursue these genres, would you proudly use your erotic romance pieces to prove your writing experience to the publisher, or would you keep things hush-hush? I know not everyone is a fan of the erotica and erotic romance genres. I mean, if you were writing successful YA and children stories, but parents later caught wind that you are, or used to be an erotic romance author, would they become furious and prohibit their children from reading these works from authors?
I would love author and reader input on this. I, for one do have an interest in writing for children and young adults. Why? Well, because, my daughters, nieces, and nephews have asked why can’t they read my books? LOL Plus, I have some excellent story ideas for these genres, so why shouldn’t I?