Thursday, August 6, 2009

Leaving the paranormal behind--for now

Last week I told you I was finishing up a novella regarding demons. I did finish it and for awhile, that will be the last book that has any paranormal connotation.

Don't get me wrong, I love writing in the paranormal genre, but in an effort to not become burnt out on it before I need to write the last book of my trilogy, I'm switching gears and taking a dip into the contemporary world for awhile.

Taking a look at my writing schedule, I won't do a paranormal until the first of the year--that is, that's what the plan is. Unless I get a severe craving before then ;-)

What do you do as writers to challenge your brain and prevent burn out?

What do you do as a reader? Do you get bored with one genre and leave it behind for awhile until you crave it again?

2 comments:

Karen Johnson said...

I do. I read many different genres as what I read really depends on how I feel at that particular moment in time. I can understand not wanting to get burned out. It helps make the next book as exciting as the first!

Karen

Sandra Sookoo said...

Thanks Karen!

It's a challenge for my brain too. :-) When I read, I try to stick in the same genre that I'm currently writing in; otherwise, I get the craving to write something else before the current project is complete LOL

Maybe I'm just strange...