One of the most common questions I receive when people find out I'm an author currently working on a new project is:
What kind of story is it?
That is a tough question to answer sometimes. If I were Nora Roberts or Stephen King, then maybe I might not have such a hard time answering. But as of right now, I do not dominate a certain genre. One day, my friends. But as of right now, I do not.
With that being said, the way I can currently answer this question is like this:
Depending on what publishing company I am aiming at, depends on what I write. Some companies are looking for a Sci-Fi Fantasy Thriller. While other companies may be looking for a Historical Romance. Whichever the case, and depending on what I feel like writing, that is what will determine the topic of my story and which genre it falls under.
If I had my heart's desire though, I would like all genres rolled into one. I want to write about battles, romance, history, fantasy, etc. ALL in the same book. Obtainable? Sure. (With lots of hard work) So while I work on this EPIC novel, I must write for other genres in the meantime.
There are also writing competitions or even exercises that writer's conventions host or writer's clubs organize. Much like in high school or college English classes, you are given a prompt or a certain genre and asked to write something for it.
It's a brain exercise every time. It allows me to use my imagination and creativity in new ways each time I sit down to type. Sometimes they are topics or genres I would not normally write for, but I consider it extra training. :)
So to answer the question above: What kind of Story is it?
The answer is: I have no idea. Depends on what day you ask me. :)
Howdy Everyone! And welcome to my website! My name is Katharine Hamilton and I am a writer and multi-genre author! Thank you for stopping by!