I like to write romance. Period. Not to say I wouldn't write in other genres, but romance is what I love. I've always written across genres. I'm a huge paranormal and scifi romance kind of gal. But lately I've found myself swimming in contemporary waters. And you know, it's fun.
I can tend to be a control freak, so creating my own worlds with my own rules has always appealed to me. But I've found that playing in the real world with fictional characters is just as challenging and appealing as writing about shifters in space. *grin*
My heroes are hard-working, blue-collar men. My heroines have flaws and vulnerabilities. But what binds them all together is family.
You can't help being born into one, whether it's happy, sad, boisterous, dysfunctional, "perfect." Everyone's got parents and maybe siblings, and you can't choose them, only how you deal with them. But you can choose your friends. The friend family is a pretty important thing in life, I think. Friends round us out as people and help us get through dark days. They provide laughter, help heal the tears, and stand by us through thick and thin.
When I'm having a "moment," I often call one of my best friends out in Arizona. Despite the distance, we talk daily. And she's a great one to listen to me vent and provide a solid sounding board. Thanks to the internet and the wonder of the cell phone, we can talk whenever and wherever. Life is good.
Add some romance books into the mix, and I really couldn't ask for better. *grin*
What are you favorite types of romance? And who's your go-to when you need to bend an ear? Friend or family? Or both?
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