One of my New Year's goals was to post my weekly word count for you. Didn't do that last week because I kept hitting the delete button. But this week I can report that I have 2,745 new words. Yeah, not a lot but it's better than nothing. Must learn to curb this blogging addiction I have:)
Lately, I've been curious about sticking to one genre when writing. I've mentioned before that my current WIP is a YA dystopian. But I have other ideas and they all seem to fall under the speculative fiction umbrella. And they are all YA. I even have a notebook in which I write ideas as they come to me. As I was looking through it the other day , I found something a little different. It was from a dream I had last year (yeah I occasionally dream about something that I actually remember in the morning). But this one had nothing to do with teenagers. In fact I would say that it would be more of a comedy. Now that's weird for me because I am not that funny when writing. I can crack a joke here and there when I'm talking to someone, but I've discovered my writing voice is more serious. So where am I going with this? Well, I'm not sure. I guess I'm trying to figure out if this could be something I could develop later on.
I've heard of some authors sticking to one genre when they first start out, but then they use a pseudonym when they branch out to different things. One author that comes to mind is Nora Roberts. I've read a lot of her romance books, but I know that she has a totally different series that she writes using a different name (I think it's J.D. Robb).
What about you? Do all of your writing projects stay within the same genre? Or do you write under a wide variety of topics?