I always seem to be coming in at the tail end of things. When I was just a lass, I joined the local Explorers post for Veterinary Medicine (because, yeah, I wanted to be a vet back then). Not long after I joined, the group fell apart.
I became active at Absolute Write a few months before the ownership shifted from Jen (who I loved) to Mac (who I didn't).
I really started to get excited about blogging when I heard an ugly rumor that blogging was passe.
And I seem to get into the swing of writing a particular genre only to find people talking about how that particular genre is dead. Seriously. Have you seen any adult dystopian running around lately? And what about the death knell of paranormal?
Ummm, yeah. The story of my life.
Back in 2002, right after I got a promotion to management btw, my multi-million dollar telemarketing firm employer decided to start phasing out my branch.
It's giving me a complex. I think I single-handedly killed the college computer club. (Okay, so that had more to do with breaking up with the president. It wasn't pretty. But still...)
I know it's not me. I think I just lag behind the curve. That Explorer post was run by a weird chick who bred French Bulldogs in her basement and the meetings always stank. I didn't have anything to do with AW's ownership change, and leaving was my choice. (AW is still going strong as far as I can tell.) D---A------ had upper management issues and my branch had a problem with honesty, so it was fated to die. And I refuse to believe blogging is passe.
As for the genres, I write what I love. So what if it's not what's hot or popular right now? When the next wave of adult dystopians hit, I'll be standing there with my manuscripts in hand. Hell, I could start the wave. Right?
And I'll be the forerunner of the rush for paranormal suspense (you know, when urban fantasy becomes old hat). Yeah, yeah. That's the ticket.
So, am I lagging behind? Or am I ahead of my time?
Only the shadow knows.
But yeah, it's giving me a complex. ;o)