I suppose I should be glad that there's only one, lol. Okay, maybe two. :)
I've been reading a lot of submissions on Critters and trolling several blogs lately. Because I'm not sure what to do with my blog. So far I've just posted poetry or random things of interest. I've been fairly conservative about writing actual blog entries. I've no idea why. I've got a big mouth and lots of ideas, so you would think the words would just flow. Wouldn't you?
But they don't.
Some of the Critter's authors that I've read remind me of my problem. It seems that a few of them are looking for their voice, also. It's hard to find that unique style that is all yours and conveys your thoughts or imagination fluently.
I find myself second-guessing a lot of what I write. Or wondering if it sounds like "me." Whatever that means. The problem is particularly obvious when I switch genres. My fantasy "voice" feels nothing like my mainstream "voice."
But maybe that's a good thing? I don't want to read a fantasy that reads like reality. Do you? I want to be taken to another world, time, or concept that makes me forget about reality. Otherwise it isn't fantasy. There has to be something that makes it different or magical, for me.
In art, my professors used to say, "You have to find your niche." They'd chastise me for bouncing from realism to pop art to abstract. They'd tell me to find the one style I loved and pursue that. I've always hated boxes, lol.
I think I'm close to finding my voice in fiction. I hope to find my voice in this blog. Though I may end up posting nothing but poetry for awhile, lol. Who knows? I never do, lol.