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Monday, January 13, 2014

New Year - New Genres

This week is a writing week for me.  Yay!  What am I writing?  I am writing a horror story.  I got into writing because I love a good scary story.  I love telling a good scary story.  Somewhere along the way, I got side tracked through.  I have been stuck in the paranormal fantasy realm for several years now.  Not that it’s a bad thing, but it is a stuck thing.  I missed the horror and gore.  Surprised?  Me too.  But it also got me thinking.  I write several genres.  I write horror and paranormal and anything fantasy, but I also write humor and real life, and even stories for small children. 

I’ve always liked that I am a versatile writer, but I also wonder if it holds me back.  What I mean is, does it keep me a good writer, instead of making me a awesome writer? As I am not focused on one area and learning in one area, am I missing out on getting better in the one area?  It’s a very good questions and one I am not able to answer myself. 

I want to be an excellent writer, but I’m not. Oh, I will be.  I keep learning and I keep adjusting and I keep getting better.  I work very hard on the grammar.  I work very hard on getting good dialogue and making it better every single time.  I will be excellent one day.  Maybe getting back to my horror roots will do me some good.  It’s done something all ready, in that it’s getting me excited again to write.  I’ll take it. 

We will see how the week goes, and I will report back to you next week.  This is goal number one for the year.  I want the first draft of this novel done by end of the month.  At this rate, it’s only about 1,500 words a day or less depending on how long it actually ends up being.  That’s not too rough.  I know I can do it, if I just sit my butt down and do it. 

Have a great week.  Oh and, by the by, A Brave New World, was an excellent read. I am so very glad that I picked it up and finished it. 

1 comment:

  1. I think it's fantastic that you write in all genres. To me it shows you have true talent as an AWESOME writer and are always wanting to better yourself. I envy that. I'm still stuck in the world of picture book writing but hope to venture out into other genre's someday. But for now, I'm right where I love to be!