I have in mind a blog post on the vagaries, necessities, and nuisances of “genre” in writing (or, more particularly, publishing)…but I also need to get a lot of work done on Book 3 today, so that post will have to wait.
But I’m excited to have this new blog location, so the temptation to post something is strong. I thought I’d pick a random paragraph or two from Book 1 (aka The Stone of Shadows; link also found in this site’s main header, above), and I opened the file to do just that—and realized I could tie the exerpt into that future post on genre.
One of the largest…let’s use the term “muddles”…I’ve had with this book series (in terms of publishing/marketing) is genre and whether to present it as a variety of romance—which, I’ll be honest, is the bulk of what I read. Contemporary fantasy, this series definitely is. But that’s such a broad category. There are elements of thriller, mystery, adventure, suspense, and without question, romance.