Over the last month I have been doing a variety of projects around the house. Each project is in a way connected to another and that one connected to another. Now in doing these projects I have had to learn new things. The experience has been rewarding and frustrating at the same time. However now I can say that I know the proper way to patch drywall, I know the best way to sand it while creating as little dust as possible, and soon I will be painting those same walls and in time trimming them as well. It has been a good experience all around as it has pushed me out of my comfort zone and forced me to do things I had never done before. Yes it would have been so much easier just to hire someone to do it all for us but then I would still be clueless on how to do these things and our pocket books would have taken a huge hit as well. By doing it ourselves we learn new skills and, hopefully, save some money along the way.
So I got to thinking last night. Why not push myself out of my comfort zone when it comes to my writing as well? So far I only write Fantasy, it’s what I enjoy writing, but why not write something from another genre? I read other genres, though not as much as I read fantasy, yet have never tried to write in those areas either. Well now is the time to see if I can. Last night I put aside my notes for a Fantasy novel idea I was planning to write for NaNoWriMo and started to think on ideas of other genres. So far I haven’t had much in the way of ideas, but hopefully as I start to paint the walls tomorrow it will help me paint a picture to what I want to try and as the paint dries I can jot down a few ideas which will hopefully become the foundation to my non-fantasy NaNoWriMo novel.