The comfort zone is a psychological state in which one feels familiar, safe, at ease, and secure. If you always do what is easy and choose the path of least resistance, you never step outside your comfort zone. Great things don’t come from comfort zones.”
― Roy T. Bennett,
This weekend, inspired by some of my fellow Jersey Writer’s Social Group members who are writing in the crime/thriller genre, I decided to take a leap of faith.
I stepped out of my comfort zone and wrote a short-story which I finished this morning. For the first time in a very long time, I ditched the humourous veil I that tend to hide behind and let my imagination free, allowing it to wander around in the murky world of crime.
I am pleased to say that in 3000 words there are only a couple of tongue-in-cheek asides made by the savvy main character. Twenty-seven-year-old Dr Freya Michaels who is framed for a murder she did not commit.
The best thing about it all is that I have enjoyed the exercise.