Friday, August 23, 2013

Identity in Writing

So this week I had what I'm calling my write-dentity crisis. Like, what should I be writing. What is my voice? I have one of those, right? What's my favorite genre? On and on the questions went. I blame it on too much caffeine (oh for the days when there was no such thing! 27 is just not the same as 18...), the rainy weather here, and pre-conference jitters.

Anyway, I racked my brain for the answer to these questions. I messaged other authors to get their opinions. I relied on Betsy to talk me down off of my WHAT DO I WRITE ledge and let her convince me that my "predicament" isn't such a big deal. And so far, my write-dentity crisis seems to have (mostly) passed.

I just wanted to share that with you today, to remind you that everyone who writes goes through the same things, you know? We all get confused, second guess things, and start to hyperventilate.

At least I hope that's true. Otherwise maybe it's just me. ;)

I also thought it was funny that Erynn posted on Monday and mentioned that she started out writing in a different genre. It just so tied in with the thoughts that had been tangling around in my brain.

I think my problem is that I have too many genre-loves. 

But I have to quit talking about it or I'll need more talking down (Betsy? Are you there? Helloooooo?). Haha. Have a good weekend, y'all!


  1. I'm here!!! lol And I still stick by my opinion that similar genres cross over a lot more easily than say sci-fi and contemporary romance. Or Amish romance and thrillers. ;) I think you're safe where you are.

  2. LOL.
    And *snorting with laughter* 37 is a far cry from 27. Oops...did I just say that? Darn it!

    Ok. I wasn't really snorting.
    Not this time anyway.

    (I blame this comment on too much caffeine today.)

  3. Betsy, I'd go crazy without your voice of reason. Sometimes I think I'm going crazy even with it. ;)

    Cjoy--I love that someone else gets caffienated like I do! We'll have fun at the ACFW conference during those afternoon hours when everyone runs to Starbucks. Haha. =)