In my last post I talked about uniqueness -- which ties in with this post. I wasn't a trailblazer by any means, but my books are unusual -- they're set in the Midwest, they feature older heroes and heroines, and they're an equal blend romance and mystery.
Not quite fish, not quite fowl, I guess you could say. It's been a challenge to market them because mystery fans tend to dislike romance, and romance fans tend to want more focus on the love story. Plus I don't always wrap things up at the end with a wedding. More often than not, I leave it somewhat hanging -- the h/h are together, but I'm not saying for how long. More like real life, I guess.
I've dipped my toes in other genres (paranormal, time travel, etc.) but I always come back to the mysteries. They are just so much fun to write. And you know, that's why I'm doing this. It isn't a job, it's fun. I already have a job (and a challenging one at that). I write to "get away" from everything else.
So I guess I'll continue down that trail I created. Let's see what's at the other end ...
J L Wilson