THE WRITING LIFE.... @ kathleenlawless
In the beginning there were words, and I channeled them every way I could. Short fiction. Nonfiction. Historical Romance. Contemporary Romance. Erotic Romance. Romantic Suspense. Young Adult. You get the idea.
At the beginning of my career I didn't want to be typecast or limited. Many years later I wonder if I did myself a favor or a disservice. Perhaps I listened too much to everyone but myself, influenced by my agent, my editor, my colleagues, the market needs, etc.
Years later I have come full circle back to my first love, historical romance. My first published books were western historical romance and after all these years I am back where I started, totally excited to be here. It doesn't feel like going backwards, it feels like being back where I belong; planning a seven book series and having fun.
Did I take the long way to get here? A few detours or wrong turns? Or was it all necessary to shape me into the writer I am today? What do you think is best? Stay-the-course or dabble in multi-genres? Perhaps we naturally change genres as our voice evolves and we seek out more and different challenges in our work. Whatever and however we get here, it seems the writing life is very much a mirror of life itself.
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