I have enjoyed reading romances for over twenty five years. When I reached the love scenes (some of which were quite steamy), I had to wonder - What was it like for the author to write this? How did they feel? Didn't they feel a bit strange sharing this with the world?
I finally wrote my first romance and yes there are love scenes. I found that writing the love scenes were actually the easiest parts of the book to write. They just poured onto the screen. I went into the 'writing zone' and just wrote.
Later, when I went back to reread them, I thought, wow I wrote that.
When I read the scenes out loud to my husband, his response was, "Who did you copy those from?"
I took this as a compliment.
But, when it came time to share it with my critique group and a friend, who edited it for me, I was nervous. I felt like I was sharing a very intimate part of myself. Even though it was fiction, I wrote it. And, I will admit I was a bit embarrassed. I know - so what! It turned out fine and they were real troopers about it, but still.
I am a beginning writer and I still have much to learn. Dream Obsession was a great learning experience for me, including the writing of love scenes. Did you know that there were websites dedicated to 'how' to write love scenes, complete with terminology and very descriptive words? The research along is steamier than most books.
I will admit - I am quite proud of this short story.
My loves scenes, though pretty mild compared to others, do have a touch of STEAMY…
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