I'm not a romance writer, but after my agent's repeated suggestions, I wrote a romantic suspense. He says romance is selling well in the inspirational market and after my first mystery didn't sell, and I already had this romantic suspense book partly written (for an anthology,) I finished it. Now all I can do is wait, and rewrite my original mystery with a romance angle.
I'm not thrilled about turning my married protagonist into a divorced, single mom or three so she can find love and live happily ever after, but I do want the book to sell, and it already made the rounds. I've been told editors liked the idea, but wished it was a romance.
So here I go again, writing a romance. Is this where I want to stay, no! But I'm hoping it will be a stepping stone to what I really want to write and in this economy and market, sometimes we have to take a different path if we want to get ahead!