For some reason this week has flopped. I am behind in writing, I've not edited. I have a ton of emails to answer, am behind on comments, and barely read anything. Also, I am behind on a secret project. I'm not even sure what happened. Nothing out of the ordinary accrued this week, it just decided to flop on me.
But, that happens. I think it is just a reminder that life likes to do unpredictable things. Keeps us from getting board I suppose.
I haven't got too behind though, which is nice. I am just one chapter off, which I might be able to make up for on Saturday.
I have been doing some research though so that might count as book work. A long time ago I wrote a book which two of my friends thought was the best thing since buttered bread. They convinced me it had to have romance in it. (Only I don't write romance, mostly because I have fond almost every romantic book I've ever read boring. Also, being the unromantic person I am, it makes things tricky.)
But I told these two friends I'd do this one book romantic, just for them. Right now this book is sitting in a back document, waiting for it's turn to be re-re-re-re-re-re-re-written. But until I begin I've been pondering what makes a good romantic story, and what kind makes the reader roll their eyes and go, "Yeah right."
I've not made it very far. I know one thing though, I don't like the romantic stories where the fellow loves the girl, and the whole world knows it, but he decides he fancies another girl instead. And you are left sitting there saying, in the words of Flynn Ryder, "Oh, come on!"
And now I am curious. What do all of you think makes a good romance story? Do you like romantic books, or do you run from them as if they had the common cold? If you do like them, what kinds do you enjoy?
That is all I have for now. So...quote is taken from Merlin. The one where Arthur goes off to save Gwen and he and Merlin are almost eaten by giant...baby rats.