I'm not an erotica writer of any kind--I don't read it except for clients and crit partners and I just can't write it. It's not my thing, although I defend vigorously anyone's right to read or write erotica. I'm not a paranormal writer for the same reason. Just not my thing, although again, I'm happy to edit it for clients. Same goes for scifi and other kinds of other-wordly fiction.
When it comes to romance, I'm not much of a historical romance reader or a Regency reader, but I'm fast becoming one because of the work I do for a couple of my Big 5 clients. I don't read or write YA or New Adult and I've never really gotten into Inspirational Romance . . . and wow, am I starting to sound like a really boring reader or what. . . my list of don'ts is pretty long, isn't it?
he Summer of Second Chances sorta makes me think I could write romantic suspense as long it didn't include murder or gore. (See what I did there? Gave you a chance to click and order TSOSC now that you're good and intrigued.)
So what is the point of this blog? Um, mostly, it was me processing out loud, but there is a question for you because this is Word Wranglers and we want you to be involved here: If you were to step outside your zone as either a reader or a writer, where would you go?