Hi, I am new here, and seeking some advice. There is a story that has been forming in my sub-concious for years now and it is now starting to crystalise in my concious and I keep getting drawn to write it. The problem is my favourite genre to read is fantasy... the books that engage me and capture me into their world almost exclusively have vampires, fairies, angels or magic with lots of conflicts and drama etc. However the book that is forming in my head is a young adult coming of age book, examining our attitudes in society to life, death and illness. Definitely not in the fantasy genre. So does anyone else write in a different genre to what they prefer to read? Is this normal? I feel so torn. The story in my head seems like an ok story, but ironically not one that I would normally enjoy reading. I suspect that this situation has occurred because my mind wants to write what is already in my head, and my desire to read fantasy is to escape what is in my mind. Anyone else written a story that is outside their preferred reading genre? Can it work? Thank you so much for any insight that people can give!!!