You’d think for someone who writes romance, I wouldn’t dread writing the love scene, because after all this is a love story, right?
Well, I have problems with it.
And I must admit, I have gotten more comfortable with it, but it takes conscious effort. I still need to block out the fact that people I know, probably my mother one day, will be reading theses scenes. I’m in my thirties, I have two children, so this shouldn’t still be this daunting should it? The lines I’m targeting don’t have explicit loves scenes, so what’s my problem?
I know if I’m reading a romance novel, the love scene very important. It’s intimate and can convey so many vital feelings that may not have been exposed before. The characters are making themselves vulnerable. And when the scene is over, things have changed between them. Their relationship can never be the same. This is a lot of pressure on a poor writer like myself, lol. I feel like I need to convey the deep emotion, the passion without getting bogged down by the details…
Anyone have any tips on how to get over it? One thing I’ve discovered is wine. Yes, a glass of wine does help, as sad as that sounds. And depending how much trouble I’m having, a second glass doesn’t hurt either, lol. I find the wine helps get rid of the inhibitions (mine, not my characters’). But seriously, if I’m going to make a career out of writing romance novels, I’m hoping wine isn’t always going to be required because, um, I may develop a little bit of a problem, lol.