I believe that most new authors who begin this adventure have no idea where it is going to lead them. I sometimes wonder if several of our favorite authors knew before hand that their first works would lead them to fame and riches.
We have all heard the interviews and stories of J.K Rowling and George Martin, but other than Harry Potter or Game of Thrones, how many authors begin the long road before finding an audience.
My first book I would call a romantic comedy while my second strolls into the realm of SciFi. However, my third is dark and begins in the early 60's in Hollywood. It is a crime novel and might be my favorite.
We'll know in March. In between I have written several short stories which two I have already published, three will be released over the coming months, and one will be illustrated.
Where am I going with all of this? Since I do not have a character to generate story after story, you know, Alex Cross, James Bond, Harry Potter, etc. I have the freedom to venture into all sorts of genre. Comedy, Adventure, Crime, SciFi and much more.
For writers not familiar with Wattpad may I suggest a visit. Someone coined it, The YouTube for Books. It is a platform where everything is free, you can read millions of books, or you can publish books, stories, poetry, ongoing sagas, and work on building an audience. Go to www.wattpad.com and sign up, it's free to everyone.
I believe that a writer should be able to write several different types of stories. All we have is our imagination, which should never be shackled by self-doubt. Each time I have an idea that eventually becomes a story it always begins with two words that I ask myself. "What if?"
As I was reading up on AI, I have become fascinated with the idea of the machine over man. However, I do not know if I have the ability to create an exciting SciFi story, although one is kicking around.
I checked and found that there are over 25 awards for writing Science Fiction. Rather than to list all of them I thought I would post a picture of the Peabody Awards for those of us who dream.
Be my guest, but please if you do write it and it takes you all the way to the top, would you please remember me with a thank you and a percentage. You know, just in case!