Mar 21, 2011
Back To My Roots
This past Friday I was looking through the selection of books available on Amazon.com for my Kindle and came across a contemporary adult romance that looked pretty good. It's been a long time since I read something like that and thought a break from the YA would be nice for a change, so I bought it.
About 30 minutes later I was deep into the story and realized something. Reading in this genre is like going HOME. I grew up reading romance novels and when I began taking my writing seriously, that was the genre I wrote in. I have two novels that are adult romance, one with some paranormal content in it. I finished reading the novel last night and LOVED it. It was like rebooting my brain.
However, the problem with going back to my roots of romance are . . . now I'm reconsidering writing in the YA genre. I know I can do both, but where is my true voice? Where am I most comfortable writing? I have a lot to think about.
So, where are your roots in writing or reading? What kind of books take you back to a good place in your life where things felt RIGHT?