I wrote my paranormal romance, Blood Moon Rising, after receiving interest from several agents, editors, and publishers from reading my short story about a suicidal vampire in Anotherealm magazine.
But the novel, like most things in life, evolved into a different story, a love story, a story about a vampire's mother's love for her dhampir son.
I think the mother-son love story detracts from what audiences expect from paranormal romances and that is probably the reason why it does not sell as well as my chick-lit novels that follow the traditional girl meets boy, girl loses boy, girl gets boy again.
But that's okay.
What I've learned from reading and writing and enjoying the paranormal is that it is all right to push against boundaries, explore new territories, and try different things even if you fail.
That's why I keep writing. And that's why I keep reading. And that's why I will never tire of pushing limits.