Hey everyone! As you might know, I write paranormal, cyberpunk, and soon fantasy romance. Some with an erotic edge, and some more mainstream. Though those are different, they're all based in speculative fiction. I've always wanted to be an author of paranormal fiction; although, before I realized what I wanted to do, I did work on a couple of not paranormal novels, one was a mystery/thriller/crime novel. Once I honed in on what I wanted to write, I ran with it and didn't look back, until this past week...
Maybe it's all the incredibly movies, like The Bourne Legacy, I've seen recently, I'm not sure, but for a while, I wondered long and hard about working on that crime novel. My flame for the paranormal dimmed a little. Then when I did an interview recently and one of the questions were something like, where do you see yourself genre-wise in five years? For a while, I wondered... where do I see myself in five years genre-wise?
That question helped me come back to my senses. While I love watching and reading thrillers, I'm not sure I could pursue a writing career in that genre. Some of the plots are so complex that I blink in amazement at the edge. Besides, I also really enjoy my work. Werewolves, vampires, and faeries, oh my! And usually... oh yum too! *grins*
Have you ever thought about switching genres? Did you or didn't you?