Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Why I Write Romance

In case you've ever wanted to ask, which you probably didn't, but I gotta blog about something, right?

It's a life-force, a necessary element, a crucial cog in the machinery of who we are. To some degree or another, we all crave romance. Be it heavy or light, you'll be hard-pressed to find a story or movie without at least a hint of romance somewhere. From our earliest childhood stories, we can remember "they lived happily ever after".

Romance warms us, thrills us, takes us beyond the mundane, removes us from the stresses of everyday life. We want it in our own lives, that whimsical feeling of falling in love and beyond, to have a love so deep that we can't imagine life without our significant other. There is a difference, yes, in that first romantic love and the unconditional love we choose to show our spouses. But, it's never something we forget (or shouldn't, anyway), never something we can't rekindle on a great date night.

This is why I write romance. It's like the first bloom of a fireworks show, the first crimson glow of an extraordinary sunrise, like biting into a warm chocolate chip cookie. It's the icing on the cake of life.

Now, where's my hubby? :)


  1. Mysti,

    You are so right. When I first started writing, I only alluded to the romance of relationships. The more I write, the more I add a little romance. And it's a cathartic experience for me every time I write a romantic scene!

    Romance isn't the mainstay of my writing, but it sure does create interest and emotion.


  2. Amen to that! I just caught up on your story, and I love the romantic aspects. Really interested to see how it plays out and ties back to how it began.

  3. I agree! If a book doesn't have a taste of romance in it, I struggle to pick it up. Of course that carries over to my writing because I write what I like to read.


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