Monday, May 28, 2012

Writing Romance?

I first started reading romance novels when I was 19.  I think that I already mentioned that in a previous post.  I literally read hundreds of them because I love them.  It is a great way to escape into fantasy and believe it or not helped relieve stress.  I read romance novels for years.  Some time in my early thirties I found myself not going to read them so much .  I started reading a lot more new age spiritual books that really helped to empower me to create my best life.  

Several years later African American romance novels were being published by Harlequin Arabesque.   I was delighted because now I could read romance novels where the heroine looked like me.  Amen!  Hallelujah!  

For years I always fancied myself writing a romance novel.  I still want to write a romance novel but I don't want it to be cheesy.  I would like to write at least one romance story that is timeless just as Jane Austen's novels are timeless.  I wish that I could take 6 months off just to write it.  I know that I could do it if I had a few months to devote to it.  I have the title of my romance story already.  I chose it about 10 years ago and I know who the hero and heroine is.  I see them in my mind's eye all the time.  What I am not too sure about is what their story is going to be.  

I decided to go for it and dig into writing.  I put it all out into the Universe.  And so It IS.




Liz Fielding said...

Good luck with the book, Xenia - we need all the Jane Austens we can get!

collarcitybrownstone said...

Thank you very much Liz. Yes, the world can use as many Jane Austen's as we can get. True love based on soul to soul connection is what we need.

I was looking at your blog about Harlequin books. Thank goodness the Harlequin line is still going strong. Right now I am reading a Harlequin romance book titled Cinderella's Wedding Wish. It is such a lovely story. I always enjoy Harlequin romance. I am almost guaranteed to enjoy a Harlequin romance story.

Thank you for stopping by.

Connie said...

Hello Xenia, I too love romantic movies of the Victorian period. My dear husband doesn't get it, so I watch them when I'm alone and can give the story my full attention. It's okay, he enjoys fishing, logging, and ice trucker programs . . . that is when I head to my studio. Isn't love grand. . . I love him to death and he does me too, but our lives are not what they base romance novels on. LOL. We just celebrated our 36th anniversary. He was my gentleman caller, back in the 70's, but now our idea of a date night is a pizza and a DVD. That is probably why I love watching Jane Austen, besides the wonderful costumes. I love the post you did on Encaustic Tiles. The photos were breath-taking. I am your newest follower. Don't let my photo scare you off. I am not a red neck, but I do sing folk, country and blues with a couple groups. Nothing big, we play at the county fair, a few festivals, the senior center, and at nursing homes. Please accept my warm and humble invitation to visit my blog, and to hopefully follow me, too. Connie :)

collarcitybrownstone said...

Connie, thank you so much for stopping by and becoming another charming visitor. You do not look like a red neck in your photo. You look like a happy woman playing your guitar.

Congratulations on being married for so many years. I am happy to hear that you two are still in love and committed. That is what you see in romantic British movies and why I love them so much. BBC North and South is my favorite. If you haven't seen it yet it is a must see.

Thank you for stopping by and don't be a stranger. You are always welcomed here.