I have neglected my blog for a few weeks because I have started a second WIP in a different genre. I was 15,000 words into the second novel in my crime series, when this other story kept invading my head. I ignored it for as long as I could – but the words interupted the flow for my crime novel.
I am now 16,000 words into the new novel which is in the commercial/women’s fiction and I am loving it. I am still passionate about crime genre, but I feel writing a different genre is freshing and stimulating for my mind. It sometimes feels a little overwhelming have 2 novels on the go – especially when the characters fight for recognition- just imagine the mind maps I have stashed in my writing bag!
I love writing about the human mind and condition – the complexities of emotions and the raw attitudes that can stem from diverse situations. I write about these issues in my crime novels – but I have to be careful that they don’t slow the pace down to much. However, in the new genre, I can indulge myself in my human nature passion – although still being mindful that each chapter spurs the reader on to devourer the next chapter.
I have read about authors who write in 2 different genres under different pen names, so I know I’m not a freak. I was wondering whether any of you write in more than 1 genre – perhaps you could tell me your story.
This blog, however, is crime orientated in the visual sense, so I am now going to have to consider making it more of a neutral theme – so as not to scare people off who aren’t lovers of crime.
Happy Word Flow One & All.