Holy Shit I’m a Romance Writer!!

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If I ever get a book written, I’m going to be like the chick in the tub. Smoking, drinking champagne and speaking Italian. Giggle, snort!

When I first started blogging, I wrote a post called Steamy Windows and Nineteen. It was a favorite memory of mine. Kyle told me in an email that I wrote very well, but my best stories were about love. The more tragic, the better. I’m sad he doesn’t blog anymore. He taught me how to write erotica. I miss him.

I loathe most romance novels and writers. Nicholas Sparks, Danielle Steele, Nora Roberts, Stephenie Meyer, Robert James Waller, etc. Dear God, if I type any more of the author’s names, I’m going to hurl.

I’ll be happy to write like Robert James Waller though. I read The Bridges of Madison County and I swear to you I cried so hard, part of my heart broke. The damn thing won’t ever heal.   The movie? Fahgettaboutit. I could be in the sunniest mood when I first start viewing it. By the end when she grips that door handle, I’m sobbing like a lost child. I swear to you I am pushing against that door with all my might.  I want her to run to him. Even though I know she won’t. I pray that the story will end differently. I know it’s where I got the idea for the ashes of the woman to be buried with her writer in The Ghost of a Great Love.

I’ve written happy stories like Sunrise, Coffee and Sanctuary. Some of my stories have to have happy endings. Most don’t though. And that’s okay. I think I was supposed to write the tragic love story, like The Chill of Autumn and The Death of a Love. A little poem titled, Raindrops and Red Lipstick was one of my saddest. The angriest story I’ve written so far is The Madness of a Woman Seduced. I have to say it’s one of my favorites. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!

I’m not trying to tout my work. Be all stuck up and snobby, like my writing is exemplary. Far from it. What I’m  trying to tell you all is that I’m super frustrated by the revelation that I am a romance writer. I wanted to be deep. I wanted to be all cerebral and shit. It ain’t gonna happen though. This silly blonde woman wears her heart on her sleeve. I always have. Always will.

I have a fantastic editor. I won’t tell you his name, because he asked me not to. Plus he’s mine and I don’t share well with others. I’m working on getting published. I’ve found a couple of writing groups that I’m going to join. I’m even working with a local publisher/editor. I’m praying that something good will happen with this writing “thing” as an ex-friend calls it. I tell you though, if all I ever do is write on Rendezvous, that’ll be enough.

The image below is my  1/2 sleeve tattoo. I’ll be getting it soon. Starts at my left my shoulder and wraps around my elbow. See, I really will be wearing my heart on my sleeve. For everyone to see.

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30 thoughts on “Holy Shit I’m a Romance Writer!!

  1. I know! I went to college and paid buckets of tuition $$ for an English degree and I was supposed to write the Great American Novel. Instead, I’m writing romance. With my teenaged daughter. (Who I’m sending to college and paying buckets of tuition $$ for.)

    AND still ending sentences with prepositions. So good luck with the hearts!

    • Thanks my sweet Maddie. Romance and erotica are my favorite. I’ll keep trying to write other genres too. Be versatile for God’s sake. 🙂

      Glad you like the tattoo. It’s an original design by a fellow blogger.

      Love, Renee

  2. I think romance writing is deep. The things that pour forth to be explored and understood is awesome in romance. The brush of love is there to make it all feel good. I respect you for writing romance. 🙂

  3. You’re welcome to write about my romantic life. It would include 4 years of high school and then college unable to please a woman because I didn’t know what a clitoris was and then kids coming after I found the clitoris my wife has but no time to look anymore. .

    • Oh honey, you remind me of many memories from when my kids were young. We took sex when we could get it. And when we weren’t exhausted. There was sex in the play room when the kids were taking a nap. I think I even had a Barbie shoe embedded in my back. 🙂 Sex in the living room. The couch. The car. Hell, anywhere the kids weren’t.

      Keep working at it. Date nights are essential. Even if they are to a hotel room, with peace and quiet. Hang in honey. It gets better. Promise.

      Love, Renee

  4. Bridges of Madison County is a great story. To be honest I’m no Twilight fan but I did enjoy Stephanie Meyers ‘The Host’ – my other half and my daughter made me read it, and I’m glad they did. Romance CAN be done well. 🙂

    • Yes sweetheart Bridges is one of my faves. A Walk to Remember is also. I loved Twilight only because I am so much like the character, Bella. Of course a sparkly vampire does flip my trigger too.

      I promise to keep writing and erotica well. Plus whatever in the hell else falls out of my head.

      Love, Renee

  5. Cant stand just romance novels, but put a great romantic scene into a great story and it works for me. Try not to laugh at this example but my favorite romance story which entails budding romance, passion, erotica to a degree, heartbreak, angst and finally truelove and commitment is in Jean Auel’s ‘The Mammoth Hunters’ Ayla and Jondalars meeting, falling in love, romance,doubts, passion,,awkwardness, erotica, true love, love loss,,jelousy and anger and reaffirmation is the best romance within a story that i have ever read. It was so powerful and moving to me that it literally mad me sick reading it. Even now when i reread the series of books and know what is going to happen, i get a knot in my stomach. but I love it.

  6. hugs a million times over for finding happiness in life. Embracing who we really are, the world be damned. And i am very fond of your new ink. It will indeed be in perfect harmony with its canvas.

    • Thanks sweetness. Happiness is all that matters in this life isn’t it? Can’t wait for the new ink. Hopefully this impatient pixie won’t have to wait too long.

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  8. Good for you! Knowing you have a knack or talent for anything is empowering! I love me a good romance novel…. & thanks to talented writers like you, I can enjoy stories my conservative days will never live up to.

    • My sweet thank you so much for all of your kind words. I don’t know if I’m talented or not. I just like to weave a good story. Can’t wait to catch up on your blog. Thank you so much for the follow.

    • Spoke with my artist last night. I’m going to see him next week to work out the details. I’m so damn excited. I’ll be sure to share it with all of you when I get it.

      Love, Renee

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