I’ve been working on not driving myself crazy these past couple of weeks. “Goddess of Death” has been on my mind, but it isn’t enough for it to be a good story, it needs to be awesome. It’s hard not to be overly critical, yet I keep staring at it, then putting it aside.
Part of me thinks that “successful” writers need to focus on one thing and just get it done. The other part of me thinks that you have to be true to yourself. I think readers can probably pick up on it, if you aren’t completely into your work.
So, I started working on something else. Writing it flowed so naturally, and I love the story. Yet, my nice young adult short story (or short novella) is turning into a romance. That leaves me with a couple choices:
- Fight the romance
- Embrace the romance
I have to be honest though, I’m a little worried about really embracing a straight-up romance. The last time I tried writing a sex scene… well, it didn’t go so well. It was awkward on every level. Writing it gave me a truly deeper appreciation of authors who write romance well, like my fellow writers Aeon Igni, Amber Kallyn, and Tara Rane. So, we’ll see if I take the dive into romance again, or if I can wrangle this story to stay my sweet young adult story, with just a splash of PG romance.
What do you think I should do?
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