Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Question for You
Later this evening after I watch American Idol on the DVR (the only way to watch shows bloated with tidbits, meaningless interviews, and banter), I will post the next chapter. I don't want to say that it is an important chapter, but I suppose it is one of the chapters that has meaning to me as a writer. It is like the sex chapter; I need to have your feedback.
What I am wondering today is why I'm writing a romance novel. What do I hope to accomplish besides a personal goal? Do I really want to write a book that could be turned into a chick flick that make husbands grimace with just a small glance at the movie trailer?
My answer is yes. I do. I like stories like that because I can leave my life and float into another. I read romances for the same reason I read sci-fi or fantasy. I am escaping.
What about you? Why do you read romance novels?
Image: Cover of Season of the Sun by Catherine Coulter
(A note on the cover: It is the original cover, not the modern cover that is available today. Also, I should really read this book if I haven't in the past because the main female character's name is Zarabeth. I was named after a Zarabeth from a Star Trek episode (the original series). Spock fell in love with Zarabeth, portrayed by Mariette Hartley.)