Fiction is my dream world. It’s creative and imaginative and free. It’s like my brain unleashed.
Non-fiction is very rewarding. I love taking my knowledge and expertise in certain areas and sharing it with people in the written form. I enjoy knowing that people will find my books and articles and solve a problem in their lives as they read them.
My only problem is that when I’m writing fiction, I miss non-fiction, and when I’m writing non-fiction, I start itching for the creativity of fiction. Yes, the grass is always greener in the other genre.
That’s why I jump back and forth. If I need a shot of creativity while I’m in the middle of a non-fiction project, I’ll write a short story or a poem to help satisfy that itch until I can work on a larger fiction project. If I’m in the middle of a fiction project, I’ll put together an informative article or a blog post to carry me through until my fiction project is finished. This way, I get the best of both worlds – creativity and helping people.
I know I’m fortunate. I have friends who only write non-fiction and others who only write fiction. I get to enjoy both!
Does anyone else notice that the grass is always greener in the other genre?