I was thinking the other day that maybe I'm writing in the wrong genre. I mean, not really. I love fantasy and I don't see that changing in, like, ever, but this idea comes to me often when I'm watching TV.
Why, you ask?
Because when I watch TV, I watch a lot of true crime TV. I mean, a lot.
And we're not talking fictionalized stuff like Castle, and CSI and Bones (even though I watch all of those too)
We're talking 48 hours Mystery. I could pretty much watch 48 Hours Mystery like 8 hours a day. No Joke.
I'll also sometimes round this out with medical shows, like Dr. G, Medical Examiner, and Trauma, Life in the E.R.
So whenever I'm on a True Crime binge, I wonder why I don't write it. Clearly I enjoy it, so why doesn't it ever occur to me to give it a try?
I think it may because that, even though I enjoy it, I'm not very good at making it up on my own. I think if I did, the killer would be obvious (though, to be fair, most of the crime dramas on TV are ridiculously predictable. I still love them, though).
What about you? Is there a genre you love but never write?