Current Events Influencing Writing

I’ve found my writing being influenced by current events lately. The first book in my new series has a lot of racial tension because I wrote it around the anniversary of Ferguson, so it was all over the news. Now with my second book I’ve been watching the Republican debates and the craziness that is going on there has leaked into my writing.

I don’t think this is necessarily a bad thing, but I wonder if I’m alienating readers?

I’m not shoving an agenda down anyone’s throat, and honestly if you’re a racist I don’t care if I’ve offended you, but I’m not trying to alienate my Republican readers.

I don’t mention any political parties so I don’t think it’s going to be a problem, but there’s a definite left lean to my books. Which is kind of hilarious since they’re just supposed to be light Science Fiction romances.

I’ve had this happen when watching Star Trek and all of a sudden there’s no romance in my books and they’re just straight up Space Opera, but I guess current events have been what I’ve had the most passion for lately.

Does anyone else have this happen to them? What influences you the most?

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