But, I was
About a dozen picture book stories in various states of completion, a middle-grade light-sci-fi novel nearly completed, a young adult light-steampunk historical novel in its 4 chapter, and a whole bunch of adult sci-fi short stories.
Uhhh, I can't answer that for all those things I just listed. As far as I know, none of those things I'm doing have been overdone nor had the life bled out of them.
If we're still talking about writing, I'd have to say taking that first creative writing class from the Institute of Children's Literature was the most important thing because one of my assignments from that course was the first piece of writing I ever sold. Joining SCBWI has been wonderful too.
Because I'm a sick, sick puppy?
Or doesn't work? I write best in quiet places and I'm a pant-ser (that is, I don't plan out my story before I plunge in; I think that comes from writing mostly short stories and poetry. It gets so much harder when I write novels). That's all you need to know, really.
I feel like, thanks to my ADD nature, that I've pretty much tried it all. I don't usually read mysteries so I don't write mysteries, but everything else I'm game to try. Well, no erotica either.
People, spiders, dogma. I really should go see a shrink.
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"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams