BEFORE: Didn't we all see this happen with writers when Harry Potter came out?
I'm tempted to write my own teen vampire romance, just to get my foot in the door.
But I won't do it.
The road I'm taking might be a "dumber" one, because I'm not doing what obviously is working so well for other authors, but my road is "funner". I don't care for teen romances. Vampires or not. I love what I'm writing. But let's get real. I'd also like to make a living writing. They say horror sells, so tried that. I mean, like, real horror. Zero laughs. So I tries it, and...couldn't do it. I got bored. It's just not for me.
I like comedy. Surreal stuff. The monsters I throw in, I throw in because monsters are interesting and, come on, just silly in general.
So I'll stick by my guns.
One day, I'll be able to say, "I didn't write a vampire teen romance. I wrote what I loved. Even when the market wasn't ready for me, I wrote what I loved."
Strength to you, fellow writer!