I was thinking the other day... the only screenplay I've ever written was a comedy. Almost all of my short stories involve a romantic element (or, at the very least, two people struggling to connect in some sort of romantic way). Why not try my hand at that dreaded genre - the romantic comedy? Then I heard a song. In the song was a story. Now I have it all figured out. Not just a romantic comedy - but a romantic Christmas comedy. I got it all mapped out. It'll write itself.
I'm reading William Vollmann's Europe Central. It's my second try. Wow he can write. I've breezed through 21 pages, 800 more to go. Lots of Russian between-the-world-wars intrigue so far.