Genre problems #IWSG

I am horribly inconsistent with writing IWSG posts. Really any blog posts, but mostly because I’m not sure what to write most of the time.

As for the last couple of months… I took book 7 through Camp NaNo for edits in July and kind of just stopped. Right there in the middle of expanding the epilogue. Haven’t touched it since then.

Not to say I haven’t been writing. Just on nothing productive. I need to get back on it and finish it out so I can send it off to my beta readers next month and gear toward whatever I’m going to write for NaNoWriMo in November. No idea what I want to do for it this year. I can attempt book 8 or tackle some other (non-Terra) projects that have been waiting for their turn.

IWSG question of the month: What genre would be the worst one for you to tackle and why?

My knee-jerk reaction would be to say romance, but while I struggle through it, it’s surprisingly not the worst. My next thought was anything historic until I remembered that project that’s been glaring at me from the shadows for over a decade waiting for me to try and tackle it again.

Looking through Wikipedia’s list of genres, religious/inspirational would likely be the worst for me to write. I get too twisted/dark to be able to carry a story like that the entire way through. Pretty sure I’d be run out.

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  1. Ah, Religious Fiction. Yeah, read a lot of that growing up. The whole church thing left me terrified that my entire family would disdain me for writing stories that have gods that aren’t a representation of the Christian God. I’ve since moved past that, but yeah. The darkness you probably wouldn’t have to worry about with religious fiction, as Frank E. Peretti wrote some stuff that left me terrified for years, but inspirational… You and me both. I think that kind of sits in the same boat as my serious, deep stuff that I said I’d never be able to write.

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