In the Groove…
So…what constitutes a rut?
As far as I can tell, you have to 1) begin to grow tired of your genre of choice and 2) be ready to move on, whether you’re ready to admit that or not. If those two conditions are true, let’s face it…we’re talking about a matter of will rather than preference.
I’ve gone through this a few times now over the course of several decades, and as far as I can tell, it’s this: when you truly fall desperately in love with a genre, you have to decide just how much of yourself you want to poor into it. I went through a high fantasy period in my early teens that was incredible. And when that period was done….well, it was done. Ditto for the sparkly vampire phase… *sigh*
It took me some time to leave my quests and elves and Edwards aside, but when I did, I was rewarded by the chance to fall in love with a brand new set of amazing authors!!!!!! And of course, I’m so firmly set in my YA-lovin’ ways, I may never surface from this deep dive! 🙂
So tell me….
Are you currently in a rut or a groove? And what is the genre you’re desperately in love with today? Let me know which genre it is and why!
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