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September 6 Question: Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing? For example, by trying a new genre you didn't think you'd be comfortable in??
I write Young Adult novels, paranormal thrillers, dystopian, to contemporary mysteries. Last year, I was asked to write a short story for an anthology. And given the topic of the anthology I decided to depart from my comfort zone and write a romance. I felt fairly awkward, yet in the long run, I believe it turned out somewhat respectable. In the meantime, that Anthology, which many of you know had all but sizzled into ashes.
I still have the story sitting on my computer. While it stews for a while, I haven't figured out what I'm going to do with it.
Anybody interested in managing and championing a new Anthology? LOL!!!
**Welcome to September**
Oh, I'm sorry that anthology turned into such a mess. Good for you for trying something out of your comfort zone. I hope you will find another home for it soon. I've no doubt it's a great story!ReplyDelete
You're so sweet, Julie.Delete
My story found a home after that anthology crashed, so hopefully yours will as well.ReplyDelete
Hmmm...does your story have a time element to fit the new IWSG anthology contest?ReplyDelete
Good idea, but no... :(Delete
Hello September! Hope your story finds a home. I have several sitting there waiting to find homes too. Just keep an eye out for anthologies or even magazines.ReplyDelete
Thanks what I'm hoping for. Thanks Christine.Delete
I wanted to start an anthology but I didn't get much response a year ago, and then I had health issues ... so I put the project on the shelf for now. Maybe next year, if I can get loads of help.ReplyDelete
Way to go with your writing!
Thank you Tyrean!Delete
That's a shame but well done for trying something new. I hope you find a home for it soon. I find short stories the perfect way to dip your toe in another genre.ReplyDelete
You could try Roane Publishing they have anthologies coming out regularly. Watch for the call and good luck when you submit. You'll love them. :-)ReplyDelete
I'm excited about the IWSG tick tock anthology. Are you submitting? It seems you have an incredible range of genres to choose from. :)ReplyDelete
I'd like to!!!Delete
Maybe DLP should consider a romance anthology?ReplyDelete
I'd almost forgotten about that anthology mess.
That would be wonderful!!!Delete
I thought it was a great romance. A pleasant surprise.ReplyDelete
Awww...thank you, Nana!Delete
I haven't really stepped out of my comfort zone in terms of genres, but that's mostly because I love writing about paranormal and monsters too much. Anything else just bores me (I like to read other genres though.)ReplyDelete
You certainly have enough author friends to put one together, that's for sure!ReplyDelete
Its awesome that you tried different genres and are okay with it. All the best!ReplyDelete
Sorry about the anthology falling through, but at least it gave you a reason for trying something new. Even if you never write another romance ever again, the things you learn writing the first one will help all your future books.ReplyDelete
That's a shame about the anthology. I think it's great how you were brave enough to branch outside your comfort zone for it, though. Hope this story of yours eventually finds a home!ReplyDelete
I have several short stories that need attention and placement as well. Sorry to hear the anthology didn't work out.ReplyDelete