Thursday Thoughts: Universal Romance

Guess what!?! I write romance novels! Big secret, right? *falls over laughing* Well, I sometimes write romance. At the moment, I’m not writing much of anything. Every page I write is worse that slogging through a field of swamp mud during monsoon season. And while the Universe is probably talking about interpersonal relatiolnships, and the quote below relates perfectly for every romance ever written, I’m taking it a different way. I used to love writing. Characters and their stories came easy. The words flowed. And then…nada. I wake up dreading “going to work.” Of course, in my case, that means schlepping from the bedroom through the kitchen for coffee, a short walk through the breakfast nook, a short walk and voilà, I’m at work.

Sadly, I’m not the only writer facing this dilemma. I’d say it was something in the water but the authors I know who are in the same frame of mind are scattered all over the place. Is there a planet that rules muses and creative types? Is it in retrograde? The thing is, I need to remember why I started writing in the first place. I need to love my stories again. Love stringing words together. Love everything about creating something out of what’s swirling in my head. I’m working on it. I still have stories to tell, characters to introduce to my readers, words to share. So…according to the Big U…

To be loved like you’ve never been loved, Silver, you must love like you’ve never loved.

Sounds pretty easy –
The Universe
© ®

And I say we start with loving Mondays, Silver, even more.

Yeah, that ain’t never gonna happen, even though “Monday” is relative in my life these days. 😉 But I am going to love my words, my characters, my stories, and getting up in the morning and coming to work. Starting today. What are you going to love?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Romance

  1. Maybe the planets are out of alignment or something. Don’t know. Never been into that stuff. But it’s gotta be something that has us all down this year. I wish I had the answer. I mean, I’m pretty sure what my problem is but what’s got me in its grips probably isn’t what’s got you and all that. (Nothing horrible or health related – just mind-consuming.) And there’s no fix for it but to keep pushing forward.

    You’ll get ‘er done. And I’m sure the words aren’t nearly as bad as you think they are. Cut yourself some slack and fall back on that old ‘give yourself permission to write crap’ thing. :hugs:

    And if you need an ear, you know where I am.

    • Silver James says:

      I will. And thanks. I just need to stop whining. 🙄 But I AM convinced that there’s something stirring out there that’s cramping writers’ styles. Just sayin’… 😉

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