I spend half my time reading YA and the other Romance novels. Thanks to my OLBFF Nicole, my reading habits have split. And I have to say, I love the romance smut! Now with that said, I feel like a total cheater. Or maybe a hypocrite.
It feels like such a double standard to love the Romance genres (equally as YA I might add) but write YA. Can you really love the innocence and strained sexual abstinence of YA and also appreciate/crave the raw pleasure of Romance?
I’m here to say yes, you can be a harlot and a virgin at the same time! (Literarily speaking of course.) All while remaining true the genre you write. But never fear, I do not desire to be a romance writer…yet. Maybe someday my course may change but for now, I’m Team YA.
So how about you, do you feel you are cheating on the genre you are writing for?
Oh, and by the way, if you are not reading any Romance Novels, I fully recommend you get your inner smut on!