I dove into an orange, desperate for the juicy fruit. No cookie for me, today I'm having a healthy snack. I took to it with my nails, not wasting time on a peeling device. Part way through there was something funny about this orange, halfway through and I realized this might be a grapefruit.
Has this ever happened to you? How about with your writing?
You haven't written in months, you've been watching TV (cookies) and reading (granola - healthy, but not quite the Vitamin C that you need) and one day you decide you're going to dive back into it. Forget regimen and planning, here you go, it's fruit time!
You start out writing a mystery because that is your go-to genre, when suddenly you realize something's off. Turns out, this might be a sci-fi or even a fantasy.
I much prefer an orange, but that doesn't mean I have anything against grapefruit. After that first initial taste shock, they can be a delicious fruit. But - you have to approach grapefruit differently than oranges. Some people add sugar, while others add salt, similar to the addition of world-building that goes into a sci-fi or fantasy (Not to say there isn't world-building in mystery, but I'm talking about creating Elfin languages and the likes).
Just a short little fun post because Free Slurpee Day has me feeling wacky!