No, this isn't about that song that Jasmine and Aladdin sing in the Disney movie; I'm talking about a whole new world of writing.
Let me explain...
One of my favorite authors of Regency and Historical romance has been Lisa Kleypas, but she just recently came out with her first contemporary (A heavy hardback book that my dearest, wonderfulest, friend Eli dragged back from Dallas for lil' O' me) called, "Sugar Daddy". Now, I thought there was no way she could do it. Lisa Kleypas I mean. I had strong doubts that she would be able to pull off such a tremendous switch. But she did and I absobloominlutely LOVE "Sugar Daddy". I could not put it down, that's why I was so tired at church today. LOL
But seriously, how do you feel about this subject? The subject of one of your favorite authors switching her writing from one way to another? Do you think it's possible for you to switch? Could you go from writing say, historical to contemporary and pull it off like Lisa did? Have you ever considered breaking away from your comfort zone and trying something new?
I know Paty has done this by breaking away from straight Western romance to paranormal elements, and then she's got her latest coming out that's a contemporary Western. But I wonder how much of struggle that was.
I have to say that yeah, I'm shocked, but very impressed Lisa Kleypas did this so well. So completely. I was entranced. If any of you get a chance to read it, do. :)
Thanks for sharing what you think and feel about this subject and happy Monday to you!