To be short, I hated reading growing up. In high school, I started to enjoy writing. In college, I've come to moderately enjoy reading. That being said, in school, my teachers always said that I should be a writer. And, about two weeks ago, I started to realize that being a writer could make for a very nice life and I'd really like to be one if my abilities permit. However, I'm concerned because I write in a highly creative and over-exaggerated style and I've never seen a novel written in a similar style. I think it's fine for short stories -- I've written several and my teachers love them. But, I really want to write a novel now and I think this style would get a little old in novel lengths. Maybe that's why I havn't seen any novels like this. Additionally, I really like cryptic works (the movie Memento is the best example I can think of). I'd like to combine the two to create a work that, I think, would be interesting to read (the humor) and hard to put down (mystery/cryptic). This sounds like a good idea to me, but, I feel like it could be a big waste of time. What do you think?