How do you deal with burnout?
Yes, it's the dreaded GENRE BURNOUT!
For me, this happens most often with YA books. I read a slew of teen-centric books and suddenly the idea of even looking at another one makes me collapse dramatically and moan to anyone who will listen about how I so tired of the drama and the love triangles and the talk about homework.
The question becomes, when you hit genre burnout, how do you work yourself out of it?
I have a tendency to go in a completely opposite direction from whatever I was reading that burned me out. If it was YA, I reach for the dirtiest erotica book I can find. If I was devouring historicals, I head toward hardcore Sci-Fi. Sometimes it only takes a book or two before I lose that OMG!WHY!?!WHY!?! feeling and can step back into the burned-out genre. Sometimes it takes longer. Switching gears like that revitalizes me and makes those tropes that were getting on the stale side feel fresh again.
My question to you is :
How do you deal with genre burnout? And if we take it a step further, how do you deal with reading burnout? Or blogging burnout?
**As an aside, I am so incredibly impressed by those of you who run blogs devoted to one genre. I am genuinely in awe of your ability to stick to one genre for an extended length of time. My hat goes off to all of you. Well, if I were wearing a hat. Still, well done, genre bloggers! Well done!**