Didn’t go as planned #IWSG

IWSG Question of the Month: Have you ever written a piece that became a form, or even a genre, you hadn’t planned on writing in? Or do you choose a form/genre in advance?

Often enough I complain about how my characters won’t behave, but I have done the above.

The first several (failed) attempts at the series I’m working on, I tried to write a specific genre and I more or less held to it, but the story never worked. Granted, I was also writing from the perspective of another character and much more down the road in the overarching story than I currently am.

When I gave up and simply started writing (from Ketayl’s perspective) to explore the world, neither the genre nor the form was what I had started with.

I also have another project that seems to be taking on a life of its own and not what I had originally intended. For the most part, I’ve given up trying to force things to fit as they never seem to come out well.

Anyone else have this problem?

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3 responses to “Didn’t go as planned #IWSG

  1. I’ve never had to start over with a series, then again Derek and Cera have existed in my brain since I was 13, so they had lots of time to establish themselves before they made it to the page. Plots might’ve changed, but they’ve always been firmly in the fantasy zone.

    Interesting to learn that yours started in a different genre. What genre were you trying to go for in the beginning?

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