Every time I sit down to write I’m transported into a world that I’ve created. For those minutes (sometimes hours) I allow myself to be swept away be an imaginary character I’ve created. Along with the joy of spending time with these friends and enemies, is a sense of responsibility to find and tell their stories.
My current story is older YA. A person at a writing group asked if I ever considered writing an adult story. My mind strayed to the unfinished manuscript I have saved to my computer. That story is 100,000 words that never quite became a full story, which never built a grand arc of tension, and which will eventually require massive rewriting.
I told him I had and mentioned the other story. It’s adult fantasy with sinister villains, sword fights, sex, magic, and death. At some point I’ll finish that story. But for now? Now, I’m enjoying the world of monsters and teenage angst.
What genre and age range do you write and why are you drawn to it? Answer in the comments!