Eclectic would describe most of my life. Furniture, art, music, books, even dogs, and hobbies.
And my writing also. I don’t want to be tied down to one genre. So far I have written, or am writing, a devotional, a historical YA novel, and a suspense/thriller.
I know writers are told to pick a genre and stick with it. Perhaps I will, eventually. But, then again, I may stick with a genre sooner than I think.
As a lover of change and challenges, I have several ideas for books simmering, just waiting to be written. However, my brain is telling me, Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it—I’ve got something better for you to do. A sequel. (And you should see the grin on the face of my subconscious!)
If you are a regular reader, you know I have finally finished my YA novel. Surprisingly, the other morning I awoke with an entire chapter planned for the sequel. I knew I wanted to write it, sooner or later, but figured my brain wouldn’t want to revisit the same historical period with the same characters now.
Caution: Brain at Work
But, obediently, I jotted down a few notes for that first chapter and I now know the theme of the book and the ending. Hooray for that. And my subconscious figured it out without any help from conscious me. If my subconscious could learn to type, I would have the book written in no time.
But I have other plans. I have been longing to edit my suspense/thriller. So, I’m telling myself, that, as yet unnamed, YA book will have to wait.
Do you hear me, subconscious? You can keep working on the sequel to Thundersnow but do it quietly. Oh, and come up with a title, while you’re at it.
(I think I hear grumbling!)