Why is my blog titled “a writer and her adolescent muse?”
The title represents where I am as a writer. Even though I’ve been writing on and off since I was eleven years old (in serious mode for the last nine years), I still consider myself an apprentice to the craft as well as a novice. I am a published short story writer, poet, and essayist. I enjoy writing stuff about zombies and various end-of-the-world scenarios. I also find that I need to write about mental illnesses, disabilities and losses. I am a sucker for all things romance (the clean kind), but have yet to write any true romance stories. I’ve dabbled in screenwriting which came easy for me, and I found it very enjoyable and stimulating. In the past three years, I have taken particular citizen journalist assignments which I found very exciting and enlightening. I love blogging about all kinds of creative topics. And lately, I’ve developed an obsession with Fanfiction.
Quite a variety, huh?
Variety is the spice of my life; however, I’m starting to wonder if I will ever specialize in a given form or niche; or will I end up being a sort of a “Jack of all trades and master of none” kind of writer? As I’m approaching mid-life, these thoughts are coming more often than not. It’s down-right distracting.
Am I making a mountain out of a molehill?
What do you think? Should all writers specialize? Or is it okay to have various writing experience and skills?