Next post: To be published on Sunday, August 7th (around 5 PM PST) What's wrong with writing multi-genres?
When you hear the name Danielle Steel? What genre comes to mind? Romance? How about Stephen King? Horror? Thriller? What about Margaret Atwood? Poetry...Non-fiction...Novels...Children's books... Huh. And she didn't wait to get a name in one genre before moving on to another. (Margaret Atwood's publishing history.)
Why shouldn't you dance with your muse? Why shouldn't you write the stories you're excited by--regardless of the genre?
That's what I'm doing...but it's not all lollipops and unicorns. There's a problem.
I'm planning to discuss this problem in my next post.
on Mayne Island
Friday, August 12th
at the library
How do you feel after finishing a major writing project?
The day I finished self-editing my novel and handed it to my first reader I felt like a rock star. The day after I felt like I was missing a body part--an arm or a leg.
(This is the first time in a long time that I haven't had another project to take up the slack. I have other smaller projects--but nothing big.)
Do you go through this? How do you cope? How do you encourage your mind to take a holiday?