Saturday, January 26, 2008
An accidental or reluctant romance author????
So today, I was talking to my best friend on the phone. Last week I mentioned to her that an idea for a romance was brewing in the back of my head. She laughed and mentioned that some people she had talked about my book with, had wondered why I don't write romance. I laughed and told her that I am a Sci-fi/fantasy writer. NOT a romance writer. Today the subject came up again, I laughed about it. I dont write romance I told her. You do she insisted, every writing exercise we have done, every alternate storyline...all these ideas deal with the "affairs of the heart" You are a romance writer, your romances just occur in the future with awesome action. I of course, was still denying it, but I have thought about it since then. Perhaps I write future romance intead of soft S-F. I dont know. I'll give it more thought as I wait for my lap top to arrive.
Meanwhile, I have asked a male sci-fi reader to look at my MS and he has come back with tons of suggestions. Some of it I will ignore (Dodge Prowlers are deep purple, see above pic.). Some of it I am paying attention to and Dominion Day 1 is back in queue for a rewrite. I mind of course, especially when I felt like it was almost ready, but I promised myself and Noble that I would give dominion day the best I could and so I am mulling it over in my head again.