I love romance but I also adore fantasy, magic, and mythical beasts. I write paranormal romance because it allows me to combine both.
But things go in and out of fashion and the same is true of publishing. A few years ago, there were a squillion and one cop and forensic shows on television. Now, you may have noticed, there are a ton of shows with a paranormal element: GRIMM, ONCE UPON A TIME, BEING HUMAN, and LOST GIRL, to name a few.
The same thing holds true for books. Remember how everything was vampires after TWILIGHT? Now, not so much.
What would you write if the subgenre you love was no longer in demand? Have you got a medieval, a western, or a World War II story up your sleeve, just in case?
Do you have a Plan B?
Think of it as disaster preparation, only instead of batteries and bottled water, you’ve got ideas stored on your shelves.