Breaking the Habit Hi everyone! Have you ever found yourself contemplating trying to write something that you always swore you never would? Have characters from one of the other sagas ever gotten under your skin and no matter how much you try to exorcise them, they won't leave you alone? Have you found yourself clicking on one of the other boards searching for stories about this character in hopes of learning more about them? Ever been afraid of admitting to your friends on the boards that you're interested in trying your hand at another era because you were afraid they'd make fun of you? Are you wondering what the heck I'm talking about? Let me explain. I've been guilty of avoiding the EU like the plague up until very recently. When the subject of torture in fanfiction recently came up I lurked on the thread and found the name of the book Traitor pop up constantly. Being the nosey person I am, I finally broke down and bought the book to find out what everyone was talking about. After reading it I was shocked to find that not only did I enjoy it, but I was now intrigued by the character if Jacen Solo. I'd always heard him described as being whiney so was amazed by the character in that book. Now I find myself reading more of the EU books and clicking on the Beyond boards looking for stories about him. I'm even fighting a battle to keep myself from trying to write something with him in it. I was just curious to know if this has happened to any of the rest of you and what your thoughts are on the subject. Would you ever give in to the temptation to try your hand in another era and if not why? And what do you think would be the reaction you'd get from the regular writers and readers on that board? Would they give you a shot or shun you? I know several authors write in all three boards so I'm curious to hear what you all have to say. Is it wise to break our habits and test the waters on another board? Step out of our comfort zone?