Since starting this website, I’ve labelled myself as a Contemporary Romance and Chick Lit writer. To an extent, that is exactly what I am. The only novel I’ve completed is definitely contemporary romance. The novel I was working on when I opened this site (which has since fallen by the wayside) was also a Contemporary Romance.
My next novel? Fantasy. Young adult fantasy.
For now, I figure, this is an okay thing. I’m writing this for fun before if I see if it goes anywhere. I am writing it for National Novel Writing Month.
But when I publish, if I publish this, is there going to be a problem? The genre is quite different than what I usually write. Assuming I build up some notoriety, is it smart to switch genres all of the time? Even when I want to try my hand with someone else?
Or should I focus on one? OR should I come up with pen names for each?
Why isn’t this all easier?