I could belabor this post or I could do it super-succinctly. I will try to get closer to the latter. As I start getting serious about writing with deadlines and goals for myself, I am forced once again to confront the ghost that has haunted me for two decades of writing and has been part of what has held me back.
I know the marketing reality is that I need to make myself at home in a particular genre. Same for the projects that Rose and I are working on together. As someone who not only loves reading in almost every genre, but also feels at home in and drawn to writing in almost every genre, this is a challenge for me.
Any other writers out there have to face this question for practical reasons? If so, how did you settle it? Any wisdom from anyone? Balancing pragmatic needs with creative desires is obviously the more distasteful side of the business for most of us, and this one part of that is something I could use some guidance and mentoring in.
I will try to leave this post up for a couple of days, because I really would appreciate your advice.
Thanks so much!