That minimum expectation is why I will never write ...
I'm sorry. I know many of you dear darling readers are gutted by the revelation. Yes, yes, I've noticed the goodly number who look to me as a pillar of joy, hope, indeed even faith.
~waits for the tissues to be passed~
Yeah, I couldn't keep a straight face writing that bit.
A genre I could maybe write but only if I could swim in the advance? Anything involving the words "Sweet" or "Cozy." Well, unless the genre is dedicated to sweet boozy drinks while curled up a cozy fire; then I'm totally your gal. Don't get me wrong, I have mad respect for the authors who excel in those genres. I just happen to get carried away with death and dismemberment.
In truth, I'm game to give most genres a try. What's the worst that could happen? Negative reviews? Rotten tomatoes at a Con? I will never, ever be hailed as the second coming of Asimov in Sci-Fi, but I wouldn't let my dunderheadedness in Applied Sciences stop me from giving it a whirl.
While Fantasy will always be the genre of my heart, I've children's books, historical romances, and even the crap-draft of an erotica thriller in the boxes under my bed.
So, to echo what Jeffe & James have said: Genres Be Damned; Just Write the Best Story You Can. When it comes time to put on your marketing hat, remember this is a nation who made bottled water a multi-billion dollar industry.
Lovely readers, is there a genre you would never read? For those of you who are writers, is there a genre you would never write?