Wednesday, June 5, 2019

IWSG: What's your favorite genre?


Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting! Be sure to link to the IWSG page and display the badge in your post. And please be sure your avatar links back to your blog! If it links to Google+, be sure your blog is listed there. Otherwise, when you leave a comment, people can't find you to comment back.

The awesome co-hosts for the June 5 posting of the IWSG are Diane Burton, Kim Lajevardi, Sylvia Ney, Sarah Foster, Jennifer Hawes, and Madeline Mora-Summonte. Be sure to stop in and visit them!

June 5 question: Of all the genres you read and write, which is your favorite to write in and why?

As usual when I don't have much to share about my writing, I love to answer the optional IWSG question! Except, wait. I don't think I KNOW which genre I most like to read and write. I seem to do a lot of mysteries, and that might be my favorite to read, except for historical children's fiction and science fiction and fantasy and...

But as for writing? I've been doing more mystery writing than anything lately, but I'm feeling the itchy pull toward fantasy again. Perfect: the 2019 IWSG Anthology will be Middle Grade fantasy/adventure! My mind is starting to curl around the ideas, and I'm hoping to come up with a strong entry. Once we are settled.

 At the moment, though we have finally reached what will be home, it is chaos. My in-laws are moving out, leaving most of their stuff behind at this stage, and our things remain in storage. So basically I'm still living out of a couple of duffel bags, and still beat to the socks. My mantra is "it will get better." My brain will return. I will find a quiet corner and set up my computer and get back to work. I must!

Because not only do I need to prove to myself that I still am a writer, but edits for Death By Library have come back from 3 beta readers so far, and I need to get to work on them!

So put me down for SF/Fantasy and Mystery as my favorite genres, reading or writing. What about you?
 


22 comments:

  1. Yes, it will get better when you get settled in. I really like to read mysteries and fantasies but have only written fantasies so far. I may try a mystery at some point.

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    1. Mysteries are fun, but in a way are harder, because the plotting really has to work right. Getting the motivations right, the trail of clues just enough but not too much... I think it’s that challenge I like—still hoping I’ll totally nail one eventually :D

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  2. Those are my favorite genres too :)

    Hope things settle down soon for you. Travel is fun, but it's also nice to be back home.

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    1. Ah, home. Yes, it will be nice, when I have converted this place to home!

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  3. Yes, it will get better. Hang in there!

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  4. Good luck with settling down and editing/writing!

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    1. Thanks—I’ll need it. Haven’t even figured out where to put my computer. Nor has my husband finished messing with it. :o

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  5. I'm in the minority here, as sci-fi/fanstasy don't really float my boat, but I do love a good mystery. I hope the dust settles soon for you, leaving time and space for writing.

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    1. SF/fantasy aren’t everyone’s cup of tea (and it’s not really right to lump them together—my dad was a big SF fan, but not so much fantasy).

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  6. Hang in there. You'll get settled and be right back it. =)

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    1. Must think about the IWSG anthology story... while sorting stuff in the kitchen.

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  7. Life never seems to "settle down," at least not for long. We wouldn't want things to get boring, would we?

    That's what I keep telling myself, anyway. :-P

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    1. Well, you’d know! Hope your life is settled enough for a bit of writing, anyway.

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  8. I genre hop as well. Best of luck getting settled, and back on track!

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    1. So many ideas, and not all of them in the same genres!

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  9. Sounds like you are moving into your inlaw's house. That can be a challenge. I moved into a family home too. Twenty-seven years later, there are still things in our basement that don't belong to us...best wishes!

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    1. You nailed it. I don’t expect to have to keep stuff for 27 years, though. I do need to keep everything, pretty much, through next Xmas when everyone will be here and can take what they want. By then I expect the in-laws to have decided what they want, too. My MiL’s quilting stuff I have agreed to give closet space indefinitely, but the rest I’m putting a limit on (and you are probably laughing at my naivet√©!).

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  10. Death by Library is such an awesome title - I definitely want to read it.
    I really like fantasy, too!

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  11. YA Romance was my favorite when I was younger. I still would like to do a couple.

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    1. Play around with it! Flash fiction is a great way to try new genres without a big commitment :)

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