February 07, 2011
Historical or Contemporary Fiction?
Today, I am better. I thought I was achy because I laid on the couch reading, watching movies, and writing during our unheard-of-four-snow-days-in-a-row week! But no, I was really sick. I'm glad I had the snow days to rest and recover, but I'm hoping the state gives us a waiver so that we don't have to make up that many days! Wishful thinking maybe, but I can hope.
During my time off, I started submitting my speculative contemporary romance to the big ACFW crit loop and have gotten some pretty good feedback. So... I think I'll continue working on it and maybe enter it in a contest to see how it fares. I saw that some contests had speculative genres open. (Interesting, huh?) I am still dreaming and plotting out my regency and hope to start that one in the near future. I better get busy!
Entering both my historical and contemporary writing into the crit loop has been eye opening. I've gotten way more feed back - and quicker feedback - on my contemporary, rather than my historical. I've really been amazed at the difference!
Do you think more people prefer contemporary over historical? What do you think?