Monday, April 5, 2010

D is for Da Bomb Diggity

Before I get started - I have a brand new blogger (I'm talking started yesterday new) who could really use your blog love! He is looking for a nice outlet and as you all know this is the best place to vent and share your thoughts! So take the time to visit Dave over at Farm raised, City Savvy!

A to Z Bloggin, yup I've decided to take the plunge and join all my fellow bloggers for the challenge. I will choose a letter each day and do my best to keep you entertained! I know I'm late so A-C I'll have to pass but we can pick up at D. Here we go:

D is for Da Bomb Diggity also to mean You're cool, you're the best or you're just plain awesome! Which is so true of any blogger who visits me! Now since there isn't really much else to go from here I figured the next best thing is to choose a more appropriat word to talk about... but the fun catches more people's eyes!

My actual word: Dabble

I love to Dabble in several areas of life this is also true for my writing. I love to dabble in different genres to see which best suits me. Before I began to write this young adult mystery/magical novel I started with chick lits. I read one too many Susan Elizabeth Phillips books who actually inspired a lot of my writing in the first place! Each genre gives me a little more inspiration and a different outlook on my writing style. I can tell you I'll most likely always end up back at YA because I do love to write it and definitely in the mystery/magical sense as well it just allows my imagination to run wild and I love it!

Do you dabble in different genres? Did you know that your Da bomb diggity?

50 comments:

little bird. said...

i love to dabble.
it's a fantastic word.

Joanne said...

Definitely a dabbler here! I do write commercial fiction, but I also have a music/memoir manuscript, and of course there's my blog dabbling ;)

Matthew Rush said...

Personally I don't dabble in other genre's (or at least I haven't yet), but is sounds like fun, maybe I'll give it a whirl.

And thanks Jen, you are Da Bomb Diggity too!

Christine Danek said...

I definately dabble. I like to be well rounded. Thanks for Da bomb diggity uplift. :)

Kimberly Franklin said...

No dabbling for me. I guess Im hardcore YA. Ha-ha. Happy Monday!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love the word dabble, too. I started with YA fantasy. Jumped to YA urban fantasy. Now I write YA contemporary. Oddly enough, these changes reflect what I'm into reading at the time. Go figure. I also dabble with different topics on my blog--as you know. And now I'm going to dabble in a few more new things there. Gotta to love dabbling.

Okay, I just wanted to know how many times I could use the word dabble here. ;)

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Up until a few months ago I'd say I'm not much of a dabbler. I've written plenty of non-fiction articles and essays, but my first love is women's fiction. However, I did just write a children's book that I pulled out from who knows where.

So, yes I am a proud dabbler.
~ Wendy

Mary McDonald said...

In original fiction, I have stayed with thriller/suspense with some romance thrown in, but in fanfiction, I've dabbled quite a bit. I've done the hot sexy story, the comedic one, and lots of angsty stories. It's fun to change gears.

Great post. :-)

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Welcome to the Ato Z challenge...better late than never.
I enjoyed tour write and look forward to other entries.
Take care.
Yvonne.

Summer said...

I am Queen Dabbler. Probably the only genre I haven't written is horror, and that's only because I'd scare myself too badly. I even dabble in written forms: novel, short story, microfiction, prose, poetry, essays. It's good to diversify. :-)

I AM da bomb diggity, yo. My mom told me so.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

I love to dabble in other genres. There's no better way to stretch your own style and to write outside your genre comfort zone! And seriously, Jen, you're Da Bomb!

Off to visit Dave!

Wanda said...

Welcome to the challenge and glad to know that I'm the da bomb diggity. Great way to start the day.

MT said...

Every time another author asks, "What do you write," I start feeling like I don't want to pin it down to just one genre. Maybe now I'll say I'm a dabbler. Fun post!

Carolyn V. said...

I used to dabble, but then once I figured out I love writing YA, I haven't jumped into anything else. =)

Amy Saia said...

I definitely Dabble. Sometimes I wish I'd just stick to one thing and not go off in so many scattered directions. I need a drill sergeant next to me, yelling. "Finish that @$*# book, Saia!

sarahjayne smythe said...

I do dabble, dabble I do. :) It's nice every once in a while to see what it's like on the other side.

Crystal Cook said...

No, you are Da Bomb!!

And I guess I dabble, but somehow I always work some romance in, but no it's not straight romance novel. I just can't do those.

saveyoursoul said...

Thanks for catching up on my blog. I love the positivity I've found in yours already. I appreciate your following. It's great to have some new readers.

Christina Lee said...

I am pretty mcuh YA paranormal, but just started a mystery ghost story and would love to do contemporary!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Trying to dabble without becoming a dilettante. Loved the post. Hope your friend does well.

Devon Ellington said...

I publish under a half a dozen names in fiction and non-fiction -- I just go with whatever interests me and whatever supports the story best.

I am the ultimate anti-niche and deeply believe in the importance of being able to read, write, and enjoy a wide range of genres.

Have fun in your explorations!

Talli Roland said...

Jen, you're hilarious! You made me laugh out loud!

I tried dabbling but sadly it didn't work out too well as I got slated (rightfully so) when I tried to write YA! I'm happy where I'm at, though!

Good luck with the A to Z challenge!

Bish Denham said...

Yes, I dabble. I dribble too, would that make me a...drabbler?

T. Anne said...

DAbble? Yeah, sometimes it feels as though that's all I do!

Stephanie Faris said...

I write YA too...although I've been downgraded (age-wise) to tweens! Apparently I write YA in the style it was when *I* was a teen, which was back in the dark ages, otherwise known as the 80s. YA now is edgy and darker...and I write light and "Sweet Valley High"-ish. So that's tween now...meant for 12 year olds. I feel old!

Anyway, it's great to meet you! I'm following now.

Shelley Sly said...

Oh, I totally dabble. I read a lot of different genres, so I'm not really committed to just one style of writing, though I think I've found my home in contemporary romance. For now. We'll see. Fun post, Jen!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

looks like you're not going to have any problems being creative during the A-Z blogging! I admire you for taking on the challenge. good luck!

Tess said...

I stick to middle grade, but I did make a switch from historical/literary to adventure this last time and I was surprised at how much fun it was.

tywo said...

I laughed at "Did you know that your da bomb diggity"..haha...I love that line!.
I dabble all the time. I can't wait to read more of your A-Z..
youz awesomez!

LOVE!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Dabble. Love that! I read lots of different genres but I go through phases, which may happen with my writing in the future. At the moment I'm YA all the way. Maybe I should adopt that as a motto:)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I love the word dabble! It's such a playful and happy word. And yes, I do a bit of dabbling. :-)

P.S. I visited your friend. It looks like you are sending a good amount of traffic his way.

PJ Hoover said...

Oooh, I never dabble unless you separate MG and YA fantasy. I love writing both!

Kristin said...

I dabble in PBs and MG.

B. Miller said...

Nice post! Welcome to the A to Z challenge, I look forward to reading your alphabetical entries this month!

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such wonderful comments too! :D

Elana Johnson said...

Wow, great word. I like to dabble in most things, but as far as genres go, I stick to YA. I do go from paranormal to historical fantasy to dystopian fairly easily though, so maybe I dabble?? Yeah, maybe.

Jade said...

I love just saying dabble. Yeah I dabble. Do you dabble?

I've dabbled in a few YA genres and hopefully I'll dabble in a few more.

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

I LOVE the word Dabble. And also Babble. Something about the abble sound on my tongue.

Yes, I am a word nerd. ;)

magically ordinary said...

Love the word dabble! I'm going to make sure I use it today! (:

adrienne said...

Dabble...great word! I'm a hopeless dabbler - maybe that's why I have trouble finishing a project. Or maybe it's just ADD.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Kristin Rae said...

Dabbling is da bomb diggity!

Wendy aka Quillfeather. said...

I predominately write fantasy, but have been known to dabble in the occasional murder mystery.

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

Have enjoyed my visit :)

Copyboy said...

I'm a DD. Dabble dud. AS soon as I try to write anything out of the warped genre, I completely fall flat on my face. BTW...cool blog.

Sandy Shin said...

I've tried to dabble in many different genres (mystery, romance, paranormal, fantasy, etc.), but everytime I did so, I thought I was writing in my own genre... so I'm not sure that counts? Though I experiment very little. Definitely need to change that!

beth said...

LOL, great word to pick out!! :) I like to dabble--not in my genre of writing, but in my experiences in life. Then I can transfer what I learn by dabbling into my writing, which is pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.

Susan Fields said...

I don't think I'm much of a dabbler, though I have evolved a bit. I used to do mid-grade, but now YA's my true love. I used to think I'd write ghost stories, but I only wrote one before becoming a fantasy-junkie. And I never thought I'd write romance, but pretty soon I realized a little bit of romance was working its way into everything I wrote, so finally I just surrendered and now I'd classify my wip as paranormal romance.

Alissa said...

I do lots of dabbling. Actually I just finished reading an old Victorian Gothic novel, Uncle Silas. I don't know if it will have any influence on my own writing, but at least for a few days I found myself randomly talking in the style of a Victorian-era servant. I think I need to dabble in something a little more contemporary next.

SPLENDEROSA said...

To Da Bomb...I love you already, didn't even finish reading your post today, but you left one for me, so I had to visit. You live in Cypress, we are Houstonians. I'm in Florida where my daughter is working, but I'll be back soon. I will finish reading & I've joined your flock of followers. Shine on, babe. xx's Marsha

Lisa said...

Not a writer, but yes, I do realize that I am Da Bomb Diggity -- that's whassup! :)

Great to meet you. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Glad you've joined the A to Z Challenge.

Blessings,
Lisa

Niki said...

yay great to see you doing the challenge. It's fun :o)

Christina Farley said...

Thanks for the link love! I dabbled in historical fiction. I love it but man, it's a lot of work all that research. Very satisfying.