I have often heard Romance Writing as a career being scoffed at. Read about it. Other writers or other genres generally don't think much of romance authors touting us as substandard.
But we know differently right?!
What do you say to people when they ask you what you do, or want to do as a career?
Kaily Hart has an interesting post along this line on her blog.
Romance Writing is HARD. Important, it teaches about people and life. And is very very popular.
Various studies - i don't have the ability to attach a document to a blog but i have the figures that show romance writing is the top fiction genre read worldwide.
Why would we be scoffed at and smirked at then for saying we are aspiring if not authors or romance?
Why do you think this happens?