Well, I’m trying something new. I’ve always tended towards fantasy in my writing. High fantasy has always been my go to, but I’ve done a little historical fantasy and urban fantasy as well.
Recently, I wrote a story that is more general fiction, and some of the readers of that story think it should be a full length story. That’s novel length story #4 for anyone keeping track.
Today I stepped outside my wheelhouse and started trying to write a real horror style story. It’s a pretty generic plot, but the most horror I’ve done is a monster of the week with my Mistress Bitten stories. So now I’m trying to work my way through timing, dramatic tension and mystery to make the story more goosebumpy than most of what I’ve written.
It’s a crazy attempt. I have no idea if I can pull it off, but any story can benefit from a little mystery so it will help my writing even if I don’t move into horror full time. I mean how do you know if you’re dragging the story out or adding tension, anyways?
Well hopefully sometime soon I can post the story and let the general public decide if I can do horror. Here’s hoping it works!