... ADD writer when you can’t seem to stick with one genre.
I’ve always considered myself a romantic suspense writer.
I love to read suspense and thrillers and mysteries, so it seemed natural for me to write along those lines. But I also love a good love story I watch a lot of the supernatural shows like..Supernatural. But in 2006, while considering my romantic suspense novel Forget Me Not (Decadent Publishing-2011), an editor at Kensington asked me to write a “hot” contemporary novella for an anthology she was doing. So, after awkwardly stepping away from my suspense world, I wrote the book and sent her the first couple of pages.
She loved it, but before she could continue with the plans for my novel and novella, she left the house. A year later, I parted with my agent and sold the book, which became Her Will His Way, to the electronic publisher, Cobblestone Press.
Anyway, after that sale, I went back to my suspense table and began writing another novel and before I realized it, I’d added more supernatural elements. I should mention, the second novel I wrote, titled Dark Obsession, is a mainstream woman’s fiction with….you guessed it, supernatural elements! I think I lean toward the “dark side” because it’s what I know. Being Mexican and Honduran, I grew up hearing about the ‘superstitions’ and stories of spirits and witches and bad magic, so it became natural to include it in my work.
So, although I can’t seem to commit to one genre, I still prefer to call myself a romantic suspense paranormal author, yeah it’s a mouthful.
So, what about you? Do you find yourself jumping genres? And does it stop your progress?