I often get asked if I ever plan to write a contemporary romance. Or a paranormal romance. Or some other kind of romance.
The short answer is "no."
The longer answer is "I don't wanna."
Here's the thing: what I don't know about the contemporary dating/relationships would fill volumes. I'm way, way out of touch there. I'm way out of touch about contemporary office life, too. For instance, the last time I worked in an office, nobody had a computer.
Which is why I sometimes chuckle to myself when people tell me they hesitate to write a historical because they don't want to tackle a lot of research. Should my contemporary heroine have any career other than a writer, I would have to do a whole lot of research to sound like I knew what I was talking about. Heck, if she were to have a life, unless she was a happily married writer who liked to watch TV. Ooops -- happily married. That lets her out right there.
As for paranormals, that sort of story just doesn't float my boat. Yes, I liked Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I thought Spike was great. But I have absolutely no desire to write about vampires, sprites, elves, or other supernatural creatures. And since I have to spend many hours, days and months with my characters, I'd better be enthused or that's an invitation to a nightmare.
Hmmm.... Writer trying to write about supernatural creatures...entering a different sort of hellish nightmare world...
Nope, not happening. I'm not getting that surge of excitement I should be feeling. So that's as far as that idea will go.
At least for now, because one thing I've learned in this business? Never say never.