Hello and Happy Wednesday! I know that I’m late in getting this post out but between working the “day (night) job” and trying to slip in some writing when I can I’ve completely forgotten all about getting this blog out and for that I’m so sorry dear readers.
So today I’m going to talk a little bit about something that I’ve been talking to a couple of other writers about, finding your niche as a writer.
(Niche: according to Dictionary.com)
Seriously, we all have one its the whole finding it part that’s hard.
So here’s the thing. I’ve been writing professionally for several years and I think I’m just now starting to find that niche for myself. I’ve taken some hard hits over the years but the trick is to keep on keeping on.
Seriously. You have to continue to write what is in your heart and soul.
Feed your muse!
One way to do this is by reading what you love.
Another way is by putting away the smart phones, kindles, phablets, etc and looking up so that you can watch the people around you. There is always a story happening around you, you just have to look for it.
And just taking a breath. Honestly sometimes we just need to cleanse our palates, so to speak, so that we can breath new life into ourselves and our stories.
Now, to the point of the whole story, finding our niche.
I know you are asking me, well April, how do you know if you found your niche?
When your readers reach out to you in email, FB PM’s, etc and tell you how much they love a book and ask you when the next one is coming out – that’s when you know you’ve found your niche. I’ve never had that happen before and it recently happened a few books back and I think that’s where I found where I should be, now I just need to get my cracked out muse on the same page with me. 🙂
So my darling readers, until then, listen to your heart and soul because you will know when you find that niche. You will know when you have found that writing space that you were meant to be in, I promise you. You will know, your muse will know and more than that – your readers will know.
Now, I’m going to show you some oldies and goodies from previous Wednesday’s past…
Enjoy the mancandy my darlings, I’m off to finish writing a short Christmas story. Hugs and Kisses darlings. ❤ (Ps, I’m likely totally stealing the images from the other ladies as well but they are awesome to share them with you all as well so I figure why not share them a second time?)