My writing has suffered, as well, sadly. I wish I could say I've finally finished my first draft of my latest novel, but I cannot. I am nearly finished, though. I can also report that I'm doing better on the health front and it's getting better every day. I think I can actually participate properly in IWSG now, so I'm going to give it the ol' college try. Yeah, believe it or not, I was too ill to blog....
June 5th question: Of all the genres you read and write, which is your favorite to write in and why?
I've always read the classics, like Dickens and Austen, as well as Young Adult fantasy and sci-fi. I read Regency romance, like Georgette Heyer, as well as a smattering of modern-day authors of that genre (it's the Jane Austen fan in me). I will read a few genres that I don't normally read, like hard sci-fi or even high fantasy, although these genres are more rarely read.
I'm drawn to writing YA fantasy and paranormal fiction, though not as much sci-fi for that age group, and I've been writing a Regency romance novel for the past year-plus. I feel like I pretty much write in the genres I usually read, even if I stray from the reading path on rare occasions. Like, right now I'm reading a clean Scottish paranormal romance, which is one of the rarest things out there, and I would never consider writing in this genre, but the entire premise of the novel really intrigues me.
I just write mostly the type of fiction that is similar to what I read because that's what interests me on the whole. I like stories about teenagers getting caught up in paranormal situations. Maybe it's because they are still children, yet almost at adulthood, they just react the best way to odd phenomena. I like stories about young Regency-era women struggling to find their place in the early 19th century English world and, ultimately, finding love, because my hero, Jane Austen, illustrated the plights of these young fictional heroines so well, her brilliance lives on two-hundred years later.
What genres do you read and write in? Do they happen to differ?