So far in my writing career I’ve focused on YA novels, with a few romances on the side. Recently however, I had an agent tell me that she felt I was meant to write serious women’s fiction. I have to admit, it floored me a little.
While I’ve dabbled with the idea (I even have a serious adult novel plotted out, with complete character biographies), I’ve never actually written in that genre. But this was a big time agent, one who’s made a lot of deals, and knows what she’s doing. If she thinks that is what I should be writing, perhaps there is something there.
I honestly don’t know what to do. I know I want to work on the YA series that I have coming out. It’s fun to write and I’ve enjoyed it. But now I have this little niggle of thought poking at me all the time. What if I’m meant to be writing something else? What if I haven’t found my true voice, my true genre yet? What if I AM meant to be writing serious adult fiction?
Has anything like this ever happened to you? How did you handle it? What did you do? What do you think I Should do? I’d love to know!