This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (click the link for details on what that means and how to join. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out. The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
This month’s question — What genre would be the worst one for you to tackle and why?
I tried to come up with one answer for this, but every time I settled, a second one–equally onerous and challenging–popped up. If you had to decide, which of these two would you pick:
I am pretty private, share begrudgingly and as rarely as possible. If I’m honest, I think it’s as much that I’m embarrassed to put my personal life out there as that I think it’s boring. You will rarely (read that: never) see me as part of a blog hop about personal stuff.
To me, what fantasy writers do is magic. They create entire worlds out of intangible nothings. The good ones, I fall in love with. I think they are the tip of the creativity spear. My writing is much more structured, research-based, and logical. Fantasy writers: I bow to your talent.
If you leave a comment, I’ll be by to check on your answer!
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular prehistoric fiction saga, Man vs. Nature which explores seminal events in man’s evolution one trilogy at a time. She is also the author of the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers and Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. Her non-fiction includes over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, reviews as an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Natural Selection, Fall 2022.