It happens every time, in every book I write.
At some point—eventually, inevitably—I hit a love scene. :smooches Sometimes more than one, depending on the story.
And while they’re great—wonderful, even—& I know how much you look forward to them, they’re usually one of the most difficult parts of a story to write.
Maybe because I have to be so careful of my word choices. Or because I want to be sure it reads smoothly & naturally. :iceskatingman
Maybe, too, because love scenes tend to be critical to the plot of a romance novel…they are, most times, a turning point for the characters. :iceskatinggirl
Which is why I’m always very conscious of how & what I’m writing.
Add to that the fact that I always think a love scene is only going to be a handful of pages…then it just keeps going & going & going… Like the Energizer Bunny! They end up being a full chapter, sometimes two.
My characters talk & tease & get to know each other even better. And the sex just goes on & on & on!
So this Manuscript Monday, while I’m in the thick of yet another stellar love scene—because while it may be dragging on my end, once I finish & polish it up, I’m confident you guys will think it’s stupendous :yeah —I’m reminded of the popular & very, very true quote:
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