I am still working on the story that I am still outlining. I am also working on some nonfiction short pieces to submit to some magazines. I have also simply been “pantsing” a story just to be consistently writing something.
For a while I struggled in trying to decide on what genre I would write. Then a wonderful writer advised me to write what my passion is and to feel free to try several genres. It has also been suggested to me that I could write more than one genre, as many other writers do.
So, what I have found is that every story I write seems to have some romance in it. I have decided that is my passion; clean romance, of course. I have also found that there is a need for good fiction for boys ages 10 – 12, as well as for Young adults. Therefore, the story I am outlining is geared for young adult girls. The story I am simply “pantsing” is for adult women, although I’m not sure what will become of it.
However, this week I was helping my ten-year-old son with a story he was assigned to write for the Writers’ club that he and seventeen-year-old brother participate in. They were assigned to write an Historical Fiction story, and I have to say that helping him with an Historical Fiction story began some wheels to turning in my brain, and I now have ideas for three Historical Fiction stories — one for adult women; one for girls ages, 10 – 12; and one for boys, ages 10 – 12! I’m so excited, but I really need to get writing! With all of these ideas, I’ll be writing for a couple of years without having to worry about finding some ideas.
I never would have thought that I would enjoy writing Historical Fiction. I never liked history when I was in school, though I enjoy it much more now that I am homeschooling my own children. I never thought I’d want to do a lot of research before writing something either, but all that research entails is reading (which I love to do) and taking some notes for what I want to write. I’m looking forward to trying this new genre.
How about you? What genre do you have a passion for? Do you write more than one genre or for more than one age group? Leave a comment and let me know about it.