If you could only read one genre in your life, what would it be?
This question isn’t hard for me to answer. I’d choose historical. Okay, I love spec(ulative) fic. But most of my favorite books are historical (Les Mis, The Robe, The Scarlet Pimpernel, A Tale of Two Cities, etc.) and I can only imagine my future favorite books will include mostly historicals too.
Although in saying historical, I am generally referring to books that could have been considered contemporary during the author’s lifetime. I don’t really know what else to call these, except classics.
That said, I’m glad I get to read my spec fic!
If you could only write one genre in your life, what would it be?
Well, now I’ll choose spec fic. As much as I like to read historicals, writing one requires an enormous amount of research, and I just don’t have the patience. And somehow my contemporaries never seem to work out. But I think there’s another factor at play. I like to write stories on a grand scale. There’s war. There’s government and monarchy. There’s a worldwide mission. There’s a new race of people. So, yeah, there’s such a thing as creative license but I can’t help taking it too far!
If I had to be even more specific, I’d choose fantasy because the story I’m writing now is fantasy and if I could only ever write one story, it would be this one.
What would you choose?