Not Driving Myself Crazy

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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Lisa Morrow is a life-long reader who treasures fantasy in all forms. Being a middle child in a large family gave her a unique perspective on the world, but few experiences compare to her time spent studying abroad in Cambridge, England and wandering throughout Europe. After her travels, Lisa settled down in Arizona to teach junior high English, and later, to spend time with her young children, husband, and cats. To some people, her life may seem quiet. But to her, every day is spent in a world colored by the imagination of children, and fantastical worlds created by her very own mind.
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3 Responses to Not Driving Myself Crazy

  1. By all means, I’d go where the characters take you and if it’s to bed… Well, so be it. If you are insecure about how to write a love scene, research it, study it, and practice makes perfect. Best of luck.

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