Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.
I recently told a trusted friend I was working on my first adult novel. As any readers of this site know, everything I’ve previously written has been middle grade. Anyway, she was excited to hear I was stepping up my age range, eager to see what I could turnout if I let loose and gave my darker voice over to a larger, more complex narrative. That brings us to this week’s FYI:
Any of us can do anything we put our mind too, but we’re often better suited to one version/aspect of something than another. The problem is we often don’t know what that is, and ‘decide’ rather than ‘discover’ our talent. The artist who paints and paints and paints, only to find out much later, thanks to someone’s prompt or request, they’re a phenomenal sketcher, and then becomes a world-class tattoo artist, for example. Or someone who writes short stories, thinking a novel is beyond them, and a few years later becomes a bestselling novelist.
Experiment until you find your comfort zone, and then experiment more. You’ll probably surprise yourself.
Thanks for reading,