I made up this word to help me express a fear I never knew I had.   I’ve never thought of myself as a particularly literary writer. This wasn’t an intentional decision, much the opposite. Being literary seemed like a more intentional choice to me. It felt like it was an active decision to wrestle with big ideas, to seek out the ‘important’ stories, to chase literary awards and load my work with words like ‘transcendence’ and ‘gravitas’. I got all the way through a master’s degree thinking this. I’ve never been opposed to reading what you might call literary works, but I never really thought I was writing them. At the same time, I was never really certain I was writing genre fiction.…