Minda -- I started my career in historical romance, mostly due to my love of Jane Austen, but eventually switched to contemporaries. It took me 7 years to sell my first book (which was my third manuscript). I landed an agent based on serious interest in Princess Charming from an editor at Avon, but it several more years before the book finally sold.
In my experience, the two keys to getting published are to learn your craft and to persevere. I experienced a lot of rejection and still do, even after ten books. Publishing is not for the faint of heart!