I want to eventually write a series called “Genres.” The defining characteristics are as follows; they will be connected, probably sharing characters and at least lightly sharing plot events; there will be 5-8 books (and for some reason the odd numbers in that range are most appealing); all of the major genres will be represented as the types of those books (which list of genres will be interesting to create; no simple thing).
One of them has got to be apocalyptic. The apocalyptic thing may overlap with one of the other genres.
This is an idea that I’ve had for a very long time. All through the time even when I did not want to write genre stuff, I had this idea. It is the idea of perfect genre transcendence. It on reflection, it is of a piece with accomplishments I crave to do in my lifetime; that is, there is a formulaic component. I would like to explore universality. I realize that this would be a highly contextual “universality,” so not reall that, but you know what I mean. It’s sort of like with Roebooks. Could this be a part of that? I believe that a phoneme is a morpheme is a clause is a paragraph is a tract is a book is a series is an opus is a life; or is an existence. And every change we go through is a version of death. We understand any change because we will die one day and that death has already happened and has echoed back through all our other moments, the ones we seem to be experiencing.
There was some reason that I arrived where I arrived after beginning where I began.
With this post I acknowledge that I have reverted to a slightly juvenile dramatics of thought. I refer mainly to the lack of a unifying idea. That is proof that this forum is a great one. Thanks anyone who reads this, and thanks Off-Grid Author!