Current Word Count: 9,771
Almost one-fifth of the way done. I calculated how much words I should have done from my original schedule and I’m actually only two hundred words behind. So I’m not doing too bad.
Today I was thinking a lot about genres and how certain genres are easier to write than others. For example, romance is really easy, because all the romance audience wants is erotica with little character development (I’m kidding, but really…). Thrillers and horror are also relatively easy, because we have little expectation of being logically impressed and just look at quite thrills (either in action or terror). Mysteries are a little bit harder, because they usually make you think a bit more, but still the characters are generally simple.
But nothing seems more difficult than historical and fantasy/sci-fi novels. I’ll skip over the research that’s needed to write historical, but even without it you need to pretty much create a world for these three genres. People expect good characters, logical reasoning, unique idea, and intense thrills. It’s like everything other genres have all combined into one. Also, while the average horror, romance, and mystery are about 70,000 to 100,000 words, historical and fantasy can reach well over 150,000 (take the Game of Thrones, which is 292,727…that’s just insane).
Just saying, I’m glad I picked a thriller/horror to write for NaNoWriMo, because I find it relatively easy. I cannot imagine picking a fantasy or historical novel.
I’m curious about if you guys find one genre easier to write than another. And it doesn’t even have to be fiction. Do you find poetry easier, or screenplays, or non-fiction? Let me know down in the comments, I’ll see you tomorrow, and, as always,
Best wishes on your life full of adventure,