Right now, even as I'm NaNoing it and working through, I really love what I'm writing.
But I also have some pretty solid ideas ruminating for YA.
One of those will have a teen male 1st person narrator.
I am seriously months away from
Are labels good? Are they constricting? If you have success with one particular genre, does that mean you can't then launch into another? What if you are labeled as an age-group writer?
What if J.K. Rowling woke up this morning and decided she wanted to write an adult medical thriller?
What if Stephen King decided to write a chick lit?
Would they still get representation? Would they be allowed to even consider this as a serious project? I suppose they would still write within the parameters of their marketability with a plot that satisfied the craving to write something different - kind of like people who eat sugar-free candy. Yes, it's candy, but it's still not the same.
So tell me, what do you think? Is there a danger in getting labeled?