Umm, I forgot to forward questions to Officer Friendly.
I promise to hit him up next week. 🙂
So, my house is back to normal, (YAY!!!!) but my office is still in a bit of disarray but it’s getting there. Oh, btw ONCE IN A LIFETIME LOVE by Keith Urban is playing on my iPod. I hope he and Nichol make it. I really love those two. Just once I’d like to see two good people make it in that crazy world. It’s really difficult. Hell it’s difficult under the best of conditions to maintain a relationship of any kind much less a long term marriage.
Sometimes, love isn’t enough. I guess that’s what I love most about writing romance, because come what may, in my books love is enough.
I was wondering the other day if I will ever write another genre. I decided if I do, there will have to be a love story somewhere in there. Love is powerful mojo. Love fuels emotions from both spectrums of the emotional scale. The saying, love and hate are separated by a fine line is very true.
I was going to say hate is much stronger when it’s directed toward someone you love, and that may be true but I can think of many instances where hate is fueled by other things than betrayal of a loved one.
I like to give my protagonists real reasons to love and hate, to be afraid, to be distrustful. I don’t care for the stereotypical: guy walks in a finds his fiancÃ© in bed with his best friend or vice versa, and therefore protag can’t trust the opposite sex. I like to go deeper. I use abandonment issues or mommy or daddy issues sometimes. How about you? What have you used to cast a hero or heroine in a certain mold that only the realization of love and growth will break them out of?