Being an author I'm sure has it's challenges. And it's enjoyable moments too. Brandi is stopping by today to tell us why she enjoys writing love scenes. I know I love reading them, so this will be great insight for me. I always wonder how they come up with these scenes...scorching hot, titillating and fraught with anticipation. I think it's the best part! Enjoy the post and let Brandi know what you enjoy most from reading love scenes. =)
What makes writing a love scene fun?
I have read my fair share of love scenes, and I have written a few myself. My conclusion: writing a love scene is stressful business! But it’s fun too. Yes…fun.
Sound convincing? Give me a minute to explain myself.
You know that moment, when you have been reading a book for, like, ever! And your favorite duo (or trio if you’re naughty) finally embraces and your heart pitter patters in your chest as you anticipate that bone melting kiss that’s bound to change everything? Well, that’s the fun part, that whole getting down to business thing. On my end, that part took thirty minutes to construct (give or take twenty, if that stubborn man decides to finally work with me, which he probably didn’t, because he’s stubborn like that). But then, magic.
I love that moment, when you’re finally through scrubbing off all the blood, sweat and tears and throw down the towel and take a second to step back and see what this monster has become, to find that it is the beautiful love child you always dreamed it would be. Then you smile, because, well, you’re pretty confident that you just created something incredible. Something to knock people’s socks off, considering that yours are now lying in a heap on the floor.
It all comes down to connection.
I live for those stolen moments, where the craziness of the world falls away and allows a brief period of serenity where the characters are able to discover the depth of their feelings for one another. No children bursting into the room demanding cookies, no annoying neighbors knocking at your door asking to borrow a cup of sugar. It’s just them and you (the voyeur). Yep, when I feel like I have just intruded on my characters personal space, I know I have something I want to share with the world. And that, my dears, is a great feeling.
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