I've discovered that, since announcing my intentions to become an author, there has been an overwhelming amount of support, so let me just take the time now to say a big "thank you" to each and every one of you. Without all of your enthusiasm and support, I wouldn't be able to do this.
One of the next things people ask me after giving me their support is, "What genre do you write in?" or "What genre does your book fit in?"
The answers to these questions are surprisingly more difficult than you might think. The reason for this is because I refuse to be boxed in by one particular genre. This isn't just me being obstinate or stubborn for the sake of it; it's simply that (like with my academic writing), I find it difficult to choose just one option when I can have all the options available to me. I also think it has a great deal to do with the fact that, as a reader, I like to read several different genres. I could just as easily read a historical fiction novel as a thriller, or a mystery, or a comedy (or any combination of the above, and so much more!).
Unsurprisingly, my literary efforts reflect this eclectic taste. While you could say that my upcoming project has elements of romance, comedy, and drama, it couldn't be classified as either a romance, comedy, or a drama alone. Rather, it's somewhat of a hodgepodge of all three, and yet also contains elements of other genres still. The best description I've been able to give of its genre so far is that it's fiction: that vast and overarching description that really doesn't give you any idea of what the book is about. But, there you have it.
I guess you'll just have to read it when it comes out and determine for yourself which genre you think it belongs to.
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