Hey there! Welcome to another edition of Romance Writer’s Weekly where we give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into our lives as authors.
It’s the time of year when many of us are deep inside our writing caves preparing awesome new stories for you to enjoy. This week, the lovely Leslie Hachtel asked “how do you the genre(s) you write, or do they pick you?”
Hopefully, you just hopped over here after visiting the charming Carrie Elks. I can’t wait to read her response. Her Love in London series is one of my favourites.
As for me, I write contemporary fiction because I am lazy. Really, I am.
I have so much respect and admiration for people who write science fiction and fantasy. Their ability to build worlds, to create something from nothing or bend known concepts into something completely new, astounds me.
I think I could tackle that some day, I have the imagination for it, but it would have to be a few years into my career. Writing books like these take a lot of time and patience, and I have very little of each right now.
Historical authors impress me too. There’s so much painstaking research that goes into what they do. I’m too lazy for that. I know that when I run into a factoid that I don’t like, it’ll be like hitting a brick wall. I’ll want to re-write history. Just being honest. 😉
Seriously, though, I write contemporary romantic fiction because I enjoy telling stories about people finding love in the world we live in today. A world where people are still discovering what equality means, while struggling against traditions and social norms. I believe we teach best through art. While I’m no expert on – well – anything at all, I like to think that my world view is worth imparting. It’s a simple message: love others as you would be loved. I also write a lot about second chances, which is a fairly modern concept.
I do have a few books up my sleeve that fall into different categories; one paranormal and one romantic suspense. I look forward to wearing those hats when the time comes.
Anyway, that’s it for me this week. hop on over to find out how the super-talented Tracey Gee chooses her genres.
See you next time!