I read this fantastic post about making sure you write the stories that fit you. The article is a very good read and reminded me of when I first realized that my favorite stories to write–the ones that made me look forward to sitting in front of my computer each day–were the ones that had a strong romance in the plot. It was a few years ago. Before then, I fought it like crazy. I was a serious speculative fiction writer, I told myself. And yet, story after story I found myself wanting to create relationships and explore them. Then, one day I looked over my “To Write” list for my next story and it hit me that every single one of them had a romance at its heart. Some of them were rather gushy at that. Once I accepted that sweet romance is my thing, writing became a lot more fun. It still is.