When I had first started writing back in 2006, I had a heck of a time trying to categorize/pigeonhole what it was exactly that i was writing. I had originally started writing what I thought was romance, so whenever someone asked me what I wrote, I would say enthusiastically, "Romance!"
However, the further along I got, the less that moniker seemed to fit. So we went off on a search and destroy to come up with another label for my writing. By 2009, I had a short story published that more or less left the question of what it was exactly that I wrote, extremely murky.
Still, we muddled along as I became severely infatuated with flash fiction, which in turn had me all over the dial for my writing. By 2010, I was hopelessly deadlocked for a genre. At that point, i had started dabbling with the paranormal/fantasy genre.
After finishing my debut novel plus finishing up on a novella, I found that I really liked writing in that genre. But, like most things in my life, I wasn't writing paranormal in the strictest sense of the word, in that I enjoyed writing hybrid characters (i.e. half human/half animal).
So off we went again in search of a genre that I could attach to my writing. Eventually and after much deliberation, I created a category for my writing, which coincidentally fits my personality to a T.
Quirky is who I am and fiction is what I write. Quirky is the be all to end all, and you can become quirky as well. If you don't like having your writing categorized/pigeonholed, just call it "Quirky". You'll be glad that you did.
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