What Genre is my NaNoWriMo Novel?

NaNoWriMo begins in three days and I’m all set to begin.

I think that my NaNoWriMo novel is something of a departure from my usual stuff but it promises to be loads of fun to write. There’s just one tiny problem.

I can’t decide whether this story is science fiction or horror.

Premise

nanocoverSea Witch Song

Tarah Jackson died at sea. Her secret lover, Uma Brown, attends the funeral with no choice but to bottle up her grief. At Tarah’s wake, a drunken fisherman claims that Tarah was killed by a monster from the deep.

Late that night, while the other fishermen who witnessed Tarah’s death drink and wrestle with memories of the monstrous encounter about which they dare not speak, Uma Brown takes a bottle of rum and her fiddle to the sea.

There she plays a song raw with grief. She lets the tears fall free. She drinks from the bottle, cries out the heavens, and curses the sea.

Along comes the monster from the deep.

Night after night, Uma seeks out the monster, her last connection to Tarah, until someone dangerous learns her secret. Then all hell breaks loose.

So, what do you think?

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