I wonder how many people start off writing believing that they are going to write in a specific genre. They study that category, browse through the book store isles to see what type of books are selling and type away at their novel believing it to be the next great thing.
And then something happens. Your novel that you spent so much time and dedication writing and slaving over goes no where. Not one agent likes it. Oh you get promising rejection letters like send me something else, but you know that a no is a no, no matter how nice it sounds. No it is time to re-evaluate your pride and joy. Do you give up on that work of art? Or keep pluging away at it?
Some people close the chapter on that novel for a while and start another. I did. I started another, and another, and I have to be honest none of them felt like the first. Something wasn't right. I wanted them to be. The last one I started felt right when I started and I still think there is a story to tell, but for some reason my belief in the story dwindled. I will go back to it and fix it, but not now. Now I need to experiment with my writing. I need to see what styles of writing feels good, what is easy, hard and fun.
I'm in the process of doing that now. I did finally finish another story line, infact I have already finished two and I have two more that I have in mind. I'm not telling what style of writing it is or what genre. That's a secret.
What inspires you to write the genre that you do? Why did you chose it? Experiment with other genre's and see where your strength lies.