Finding my niche

even zombies need vacations -zombiewalk 2012

I am a newbie when it comes to writing. I have one book that I’ve self-published and a second on the way shortly. I have about a dozen other works-in-progress too. Plus some other projects on the horizon that I can’t talk about yet. 🙂

But I am still exploring what genres I find exciting to write in. In all honesty I enjoy pretty much everything. I love when my characters are so much smarter than I can ever hope to be, finding out solutions to things I’d never guess at in a million years. They always do too, which astounds me because I have no idea what is going to happen next when I write. I simply provide the means for them to decide for me.

(I also ramble a lot, obvs)

Genres… The whole focus on genes frustrates me at times. I understand what a valuable marketing tool they are, I do. But I ignore them til the book is done (to my editors’ despair) and then figure out what comes closest to the mark. I think for me, that if I try and force my words into a marketing-style niche, my work will suffer. But if I had to break down my most common themes, I’d have to say thriller, new-adult, pulp-horror, dark-reality, sigh…

See? No idea. How about I just write, and we see what the readers decide?