Oh, contemporary. Where have you been all my reading life? I'm a huge fan of anything fantasy. And I mean HUGE. I read it, write it, dream about it ... you get it. So when I got an idea for my contemporary, I had no idea what to do about it. I don't write contemporary. Never have. But I jumped in with both feet and started writing.
I started my book on December 1st. I finished it January 29th. Pretty sure this is the fastest book I've ever written.
And honestly? I loved writing it. I loved the setting, the characters, and the story. It's pretty light, but deals with grief and some tough things, but it's full of hope. I don't know if it's what the market is looking for, but I wrote what was in my heart and that's all that matters. :)
I have another contemporary I'm starting. Call me crazy, but I think I'm in love.
Have you written outside your usual genre? Did you stick with it?