I look at Amazon's bestseller list, and it makes me wish I could write romance novels. Romance novels are huge. For a while, I was seriously trying to write a romance novel. I even wrote an outline and a few chapters. But there's just one problem: I hate romance novels. I don't even like romantic movies. I just don't get it. Every word I wrote, I kept thinking, "Is this romantic? What's a romantic thing for this guy to say? If I have him say this, is that a turn off? Would this make the heroine unlikable?" Eventually I decided that it was pointless to try. My genre is adventure and scifi, and I could imagine what kind of novel someone who hated scifi would produce: crap. But I still wish I could get some of that romance pie.