Over the weekend I attended a wonderful RWA conference in New Jersey. It is one of the things I look forward to every year. As usual there were workshops on all aspects of writing as well as the business of being a writer. I tried to take a few of each. Several of the workshops were genre specific which got me thinking. I read across a few different romance genres but for now only write contemporary.
Someday I would love to try writing a historical, but to be honest I am a little scared. Not only will it require research, which I can handle, but what it I get it wrong? I know there are some readers who would never forgive me if I am writing a Regency era romance but have my characters using terms not introduced until say the late 19th century.
At the same time I would love to write a paranormal. The nice thing about this is I can build my own world with my own rules. The bad part is I have to build my own world with my own rules. From the outside that sounds easy, but once you do it you must keep things consistent.
So for now I think I will stick with my writing contemporary romances. They are my comfort zone for now. Maybe once the girls are all in school full time I will take more risks.