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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Writer Wednesday: Why I Write Romance

I’ve been asked this question more times than I can count, and usually when I’m totally unprepared to answer. So today, I thought I’d get my thoughts together once and for all.

I didn’t always want to be a writer. Wait, can you hear that? That noise is my family unanimously hollering, “Yeah, right!” Sorry, family, but it’s true. Had you asked Sarah Grimm, the young girl, what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would have given a different answer every time. My dream changed like the blowing of the wind through the trees, or with whatever story I was reading. Then, I picked up my first romance novel and oh…my…God! I’d always loved to read, and suddenly I had discovered a whole new world. A world I could get lost in, where no matter how impossible the odds, a happily-ever-after always waited. Let me tell you, for a die-hard romantic, this was nirvana!

What? No shock and awe that I’m a die-hard romantic? Learning that bit probably doesn’t surprise you, does it? I believe in love, not just as a fundamental part of human relationships, but as a force that can heal emotional scars. I truly believe someone exists for each of us—a person we are destined to find. Our other half. A soul mate. Perhaps the surprising part is that I’ve always believed this—even as a young girl.

I love reading romance. But, I love writing romance even more—bringing two people together, even if it is only in my imagination. I love the stuttered heartbeats when the hero and heroine first meet—that first glance. Heck, I love the second and third glances! I love the gut punch of sexual awareness, the sweetness of that first kiss, and the momentary panic over the realization they’ve fallen in love. I love the idea how even at the worst of times, at those moments when you least expect it, two people can find love. I love the idea of good conquering evil, of the hero and heroine winning against all odds, and the bad guy ‘getting what he deserves’ in the end.

Why would I want to write anything else? 





Sarah Grimm
where dangerously sexy & happily-ever-after collide 
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9 comments:

  1. Sarah! Well said. I want my hero and heroine to earn their happy after!

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    1. Thanks Jerrie! I agree, even though sometimes when I'm reading a romance, I wish they didn't have to work so darn hard. I'm always rooting for that happy-ever-after ending!

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  2. Great post and so true to how I feel about romance also.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! I always love hearing how other writers feel about romance & why they love (or hate, if they aren't a romance writer) the genre.

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  3. I haven't always wanted to write either. You may be the only person I know who admits they didn't come from the womb with a pen in one hand and a notebook in the other. There were to many adventures and things to explore.
    Congratulations on your wonderful success.

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    1. LOL. If you asked my sister, she would claim I came from the womb just like that! The thing is, I always scribbled poetry and paragraphs of stories, but I didn't always have 'writer' as what I wanted to be when I grew up. :-)

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  4. Great post, Sarah. I write what I love to read. I love being in love, thinking about love, feeling all the things love makes you feel. Yup, I'm a loveaholic. I'm right there with ya, girlfriend.

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    1. Vonnie - I LOVE having you right there with me! ;-)
      Loveaholic. I love that!

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  5. Awh, Sarah! You put it so well! The HEA is the absolute best! :)

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