Welcome to the romance Writers Weekly blog hop, where every week a great group of romance writers answer questions and accept challenges. Diverse in what we write, we are unified in the quest to bring you, the romance reader, a very happy ever after.
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If you’ve wondered in from Brenda Margriet’s blog post or are just starting your hop here with me, set your sights on romance.
And don’t forget to check out Brenda’s wonderful romantic suspense novel Mountain Fire:
Our challenge today comes from Jenna Da Sie who asks: Romance. There are many different meanings. What does it mean to you?
Ah, romance. For me it boils down to that Happy Ever After. Isn’t that what we’re all looking for?
Maybe because I’m looking it from the other end of life, but after 37 years of marriage, it feels like the true romance of a story happens after you read that last chapter. “And they lived happily ever after…”
Not that there’s not any romantic events in a romance novel, but for me true romance starts after love is discovered between two people.
It’s that daily feeding of the relationship, the hand holding, the peck on the cheek, and the stolen intimate moments while the kids are napping. As complicated as cooking an elaborate meal and as simple as picking up your dirty socks. The building of the life together, and the sharing of the good and the bad.
At first romance becomes the tool for life-meshing, two people spending so much time together they don’t know where one leaves off and the other begins. Romance can fill those awkward gaps while getting to know this stranger you’ve fallen in love with.
And for me a big part of romance is humor. Humor puts the happy in happy ever after. Laugh, love, live.
Okay, enough of this touchy-feely stuff.
Find out what romance means to Teresa Keefer as the Romance Writers Weekly blog hop continues at: http://teresakeeferauthor.weebly.com/musings-from-the-woods.html