I’m a contemplative person. Maybe I’m a contemplative writer as well.
Sometimes when I sit down to write, I try to be like other writers who specialize in action. I try to be a certain type. But when I let things go, I find my writing at a slow pace. I’m not plot driven, but character driven. I like thoughts and small details. I like how a setting, an event, or a word makes you feel.
I’m embracing that more. When I practice my own voice and get the hang of that, perhaps I can try learning a different way of writing later–a different genre, a different style of voice. But for right now this is what I’m working at.