You know you're a writer when the voices in your head aren't your own and they are having an argument. You know you're an inspirational writer when there is a third voice in your head giving the other two voices guidance on how to live their lives.
I write in the genre of Contemporary Inspirational because I'm a believer. Only other believers understand what that means. Those who weren't raptured on May 21, 2011 anyway. lol.
Those who read inspirational novels understand that they are difficult to write because there needs to be two journeys woven together in the fabric of the story.
The first one, of course, is the journey in relationship between the hero and heroine and the other one is the journey in the relationship that the hero and heroine have with Jesus Christ.
People who read Christian romance read it for the same reason everyone else reads romance, for entertainment. We write to entertain our readers and tell a story but we also write to hopefully inspire our readers to seek a relationship with the Lord.
If I had to "bottom line" the genre I would say it is hope. I write Christian romance with characters who are full of flaws, just like us, place them in over the top situations, just like us, and let them know that God loves them, just like us.
So, until the real rapture or my life ends, I will continue to write inspirational stories about romance, life, and a God who loves us all.