The topic of September is crossing genres on our Merry Go Round Blog Tour from Forward Motion. Such a good topic for me as I plan my next novel. A lot of the stories I write follow along the lines of the Young Adult, Realistic Fiction line. With this in mind, I started to think about books I read and have loved and one thing keeps repeating in my mind. Every author crosses the borders of genres.
An epiphony if I have ever had one. It is not a new concept for authors to write young adult mysteries or fantasy/Sci-Fi novels. My personal opinion is that this keeps your readers interested on the journey you ar leading them on. The next plot twist is unexpected.
As I am research Bulimia for this novel, I have a quandry ahead of me. Should it be young adult or a 20-something woman dealing? Are we looking at the diet side or the mental health side? Is there another genre that fits this type of story better. Whatever I decide, I am sure it will cross over many lines and I will enjoy every minute of it!