Dear Miss Snark,
Having just completed my third romance, I packed it off to an agent who requested the full. That's the good news.
Trouble is, there is no new romance in the offing. My muse is dragging me in another direction...mystery.
So, now I can no longer market myself as a talented up-and-coming romance writer, since I believe agents and publishers prefer their newbies to have long haul potential. Is there any chance I can still seek an agent or publisher for my romances, or am I basically back to square one in my writing career?
Don't worry about a book you haven't written, an agent you haven't got and a publisher you don't have. You keep gnashing your teeth over things you can't control and you'll need Killer Yapp to soften your t-bone for you (and he's not keen on actually giving it back).
Just keep writing and improving. We'll deal with the rest when the time comes.