So, while I will still stand by my view in my last blog (we’ll call it Part 2) and the one from earlier that shall now be referred to as Part 1, I will amend that having real romance in your life is a big freakin’ perk!
It is. I guess it had been so long since I had any romance in my life that I forgot how yummy and wonderful it is and how it can make you feel… Silly me.
Recently, my writing was in a slump. My imaginary friends were giving me the silent treatment. Not a word… almost like when I was married. I was a little overwhelmed and confused about a few things. Then several things happened within a short time span.
First, I was reading a lot of articles about changes in the industry and started rethinking my writing goals. Second, I read an article by Diana Gabaldon where she said (and I paraphrase) that you should write like no one will ever see it. That makes sense because then you’re free to let your story be what it is without boxing it in from the get-go and you can be fearless with honest emotion. Third, I had a conversation with my CP (who’s also one of my best friends) about what was going on and she always, ALWAYS, helps me find clarity in my life and in my writing.
And finally, I met a wonderful man who brings much to my life. A man that sends me texts. Nothing earth shattering – just that he is thinking of me. That is romance, my friends.
When the thought of someone brings a smile to your face – that’s romance. When you can’t wait to talk about nothing – that’s romance. Size, shape, age, color, and gender have nothing to do with it. Connection is all that counts. And, it is a revelation.
The culmination of these events has wrought a change in me and I am a happier, better and more productive writer due to it.
While imagination is good, and getting that feeling vicariously is better, I will now say that the real thing is best.
2012 is going to be a great year… and it is starting off write!