Yes, if that’s your attitude about romance, I’d certainly encourage you not to be pressured into writing it. I understand how that pressure might arise, given that romance is a billion-plus dollar industry and the single largest-selling literary genre year after year. However, I assure you that it is currently being more than adequately catered to by those of us who do respect and love it!
Also, romance fans are some of the most passionate and loyal readers out there, and when they spend their hard-earned money on a book, they definitely deserve to read a novel that was written out of love for the characters and passion for telling their story, as opposed to out of pressure, obligation, and “yuck.”
Keep standing strong in your resistance to writing romance! It’s the right thing to do.
(Half of the NYT and USA Today Bestselling Romance Writing Team Melanie Shawn)