I’m supposed to be writing my latest book.
I’m way overdue on deadlines, but I had to take a time out.
As I sit here and meld together the beginning and ending of my latest romance, daydreaming about how to tie up all the loose ends and give this couple their happily-ever-after, I’m actually pondering why it’s so crucial.
I mean: you write Romance.
As I’m reminded several times a week.
Is that porn? Like Fifty Shades?
I used to defend myself.
No, I don’t write erotica. No, my stuff is only steamy. Blah, blah.
Now, I own it all and this is why…
Has anyone turned on the news lately? Opened a newspaper? Flipped through Twitter?
I can’t imagine anyone being immune to the #metoo campaign or Kevin Spacey using his “coming out” as an excuse for past indiscretions involving a child. The list of women Harvey Weinstein propositioned from his bathtub to the number of brave women speaking out on past sexual abuse grows hourly.
In a world where our news is marred by such awful, real-life tragedies, why not spend some time with a hard-earned happily-ever-after?
Why not take the time to curl up with a good love story? Erotic or not? Is It so bad to enjoy the story of two individuals looking for love?
Romance comes in all shapes and sizes. Even when faced with adverse conditions, the hero and heroine find a happy ending. While it may all be a fictional fairy tale, isn’t it grand to lose yourself in it for an hour or two?
So, I’m not only owning my business, I’m saying come on over to my side…try it, you may like it.