I’m curious to know how people pick the genre they write in. Did they explore different genres and then realize “the one”? or do they write two genres with one under a different pen name? How do you know whether you are writing the “right” genre for you? I’ve always gravitated towards mystery- there may be small elements of romance in the story or none at all. When I do try to write something else, mystery or suspense somehow seeps in.
I want to try writing something else but it’s daunting because looking at my bookshelf, I see that the novels are mystery, crime, romantic suspense or just romance.
I just started to read YA now (even as a young adult I didn’t read YA books) because many of the authors whose blogs I read are YA authors and I am intrigued about the many books they mention. I never got into Sci-Fi books, I’d rather watch Sci-Fi movies but I do enjoy fantasy- Wind on Fire trilogy, The Dark Materials trilogy, Abhorsen trilogy etc. but to write stories like these, to create a world, boggles my mind.
I know the most important bit is knowing the genre. Maybe a summer dedicated to reading a different genre might give me the push to try something new?