It's another meeting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group so grab your cuppa of what heals ya and read on. Go to this https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com to catch up with the rest of the gang.
The question for today's post is "What do you love about the genre you write in most often?"
If only. I do not have a genre I write in most often. I've got a YA/literary novel out looking for a home - it doesn't even know what genre it is. I've got three mysteries at various stages of done or abandoned. I have a couple more...uh...literary or commercial novels hanging about, and I just entered a chap book competition. My work in progress is a memoir but it might turn into several memoirs. Oh, and I've written five plays that have made it onto the stage.
The one I'm writing is the one I love most. Right now that is memoir, but also poetry as I'm doing that too. I could tell you that no, it is definitely memoir. The rest was just a run up, and like my late blooming love (the fella and I were both fifty when we met), this is true love! Unlike my love life, however, I am pretty sure that I'm just in first throes.
I can tell you what I'd prefer to be published as. A novelist. Not a mystery writer or a YA or a memoirist, a playwright or a poet - nope, a novelist. Like Dickens (who wrote plays) or Ondaatje (poetry and plays) or Atwood (poetry, children's books). Or like Drabble, who wrote novels.
So...My answer to the question is - What I love most about the genre I write in is its lovely mutability, its inability to hold a form, its floaty, slippery, unpinable-downity. I think I might need to name the genre that I write most often in. I shall call it Big Sky & Endless Ocean. Cannot wait to see that on the bookshelf of my favorite independent bookstore!
How about you all? Do you have a laser-like focus on a genre that works for you?