Here's my problem. As I write books, my stories seem to inevitably trend towards my life experiences. Without throwing out too much personal information, my life has been shaped in large part by my interactions with women. Hardships, tribulations, the things that I've regrettably done in the past to hurt people; and then the emotion in overcoming all of that. So because of this, things themes end up involving, heroism and the power of love etc. Thing is, I never planned on writing romance. Furthermore, I don't read romance novels and I've always assumed romance readers are very particular about things fitting into the traditional definition of romance. So what should I do? Launch myself head first into romance reading/writing? Stay the course, not concern myself with genre and the traditional framework of them?