Have you looked around lately?
Recently I've witnessed:
A young man twirling his girl in the air.
A couple working through their differences over a "quiet" meal in a pub.
Leisurely strolls hand-in-hand.
A man coming out of the local grocers with a batch of flowers held high and a smile on his face.
An icecream cone for two.
There's more, I know, but they elude me as I enter this post. It occurred to me as these flashbacks danced in my mind that I have absolutely no reason to feel that writing romance is inferior to writing any other genre. Romance & Love seriously does keep the world ticking.
Yes, there is much more to this world we live in than romance and love, but hey, without those two how big would the world's population really be? How much would everything else really matter?
As romance writers we have the wonderful task of revealing how lasting love is sought and also how it often requires guarding. And right now, I'm thinking that's a pretty noble job to have. (This coming from a writer who is in the ongoing dreaded editing phase.)
If you're a writer, may God inspire you with a story to craft, and if you're a reader, may God touch you with a story obediently written.
Surrendering to Him,