Monday, August 1, 2011

Romance Writer's Inspiration = Summer Love

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,



Diane said...

My romance of the day was sharing a heart-felt belly laugh with my hubby. Ahhhhh amore! :O)

Loree Huebner said...

I was in Indianapolis over the weekend. Spent most of time downtown and noticed a lot of hand holding, walking with arms about each others waist...and several kisses on the street. Even in the heat - romance is alive and well!

It was inspiring to witness it.

Keli Gwyn said...

I'm a total fan of romance. I think romance writers meet a need. We tell stories about love, which is something we all crave.

My romance of the day was working on a landscaping project with my hubby. We had fun making a run to Home Depot for supplies. Not all that exciting, I know, but when shared with the one I love it became a special time of togetherness.

Raquel Byrnes said...

This was such a sweet, encouraging, and inspiring post. Thank you!
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Jeanette Levellie said...

It is a noble calling to show and share true love. After all, God is a romance writer, isn't He?

quietspirit said...

You paint some good word pictures here. I can tell you like to 'people watch'.
To me, a romantic scene inspires peace-between the principle and the ones who happen to view it.

Robyn Campbell said...

People watching! The sure sign of a writer. And people listening too. Great post, Eileen. Even though I don't write romance, I might decide to try it one day if God leads me down that path.

Love all the romance you've witnessed. I saw the hubby and kissed him and he left, but I miss him when he's gone. So that's romantic, eh? <3

PS- I see my word verification is money with a ee. Hmmm. :-)

Warren Baldwin said...

"Romance & Love seriously does keep the world ticking."

Everybody I know is either in love ... or wishes they were.