Time for another posting with the Insecure Writers Support Group, where writers can share their insecurities and encourage one another. IWSG was founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh and we share our posts the first Wednesday of the month. The co-hosts for June are: Murees Dupe, Alexia Chamberlynn, Chemist Ken, and Heather Gardner.
I did not write as much as I wanted to this month, but at least I did get started on my novel! One thing I figured out pretty quick is that I do not write the same way on my computer as I do writing by hand. I’m also having trouble with choosing a genre, has anyone else had trouble with genre before? Genre selection seems hard for me. I just can’t seem to decide what genre my book is. At first I thought it might be a memoir, but I thought it would be too boring. I could have a taken a non-fictional psychological approach, but I doubt people would take it very seriously since I do not have credentials in psychology. And so I decided to go with fiction. When I first started writing on my computer, I was making it a realistic fiction based off of things that I have experienced. It just did not seem to be going anywhere, so I took a break for a few minutes and decided to try writing by hand. As I was writing in my notebook, my story took an interesting turn toward a sort of soft science fiction. I still don’t quite know how to classify my story, but it has been an interesting trip so far. As of now, my current WIP (Work In Progress to my non-writer friends) is a young adult soft science fiction that may or may not become a series. Despite this slight confusion, I am feeling less insecure this month simply because I have finally embarked on my WIP :)
Maybe this chart will help...