I wonder how old you are when you find your voice, as a writer. Your genre, your style, your way.
I'm reading a lot of YA at the moment so all I want to write is YA and little high school stories, but I didn't go to high school nor do I have a vivid dystopian imagination, so they're not very good. And the big problem: the biggest project I've been working on is so far from YA you wouldn't even be able to see the sign from that part of the bookstore.
I read something set in Germany and I want to write something set in Germany. A book set over a hazy summer, and I am transported to a hazy summer. Maybe I am silly, maybe I am too young.
A book of malleable genres. Maybe that will work for me.