What I Love About Writing Romance

So a while back, I had a post on my blog about how there are days when being a romance writer sucks big hairy ones. I won’t say what those ones are, because this is the Waterworld Mermaids and the lagoon isn’t like that. 🙂

And it’s true some days the keyboard kicks me in the shins. However, there is so much to love about being a romance writer and I wanted to share 10 of my favorites. Add yours in the comments section and we’ll blow the Internet apart with our love. Hey, it could happen.

10. Hot men who take off their shirts whenever I want them too. Someone should do a study about the motivational properties of washboard abs.


9. Tough chicks who don't back down. They may get weary. They may get knocked around a bit. But these women always get back up and fight the good fight.


8. Exotic locales. OK, I know my books are set in Nebraska, but that has to be exotic to someone who lives in Tahiti, right?


7. Witty banter. Who wants main characters who only stare lovingly at each other? Not me. Give me verbal fireworks. (Apples and oranges - opposites attract. I crack myself up. )


6. Giggles. Enough with the doom and gloom. If Wesley had time to crack jokes while saving Princess Buttercup so can my heroes.


5. Hot, mind blowing sex every time. Yes, every time. With multiple orgasms. And no one is injured by a wayward elbow even during the most gymnastic of interludes.


4. The chase. Let the anticipation build and build until they either have to catch each other or the book will spontaneously combust with anticipation overload.


3. The lightbulb moment. You know what I'm talking about, that single moment of realization when the hero and heroine finally figure out that this isn't just lust - it's something much more. This always gives me butterflies.


2. Sacrifice. Just wanting to be together isn't enough for me. I want my characters to fight for it, slay dragons to be together and overcome the evilest of villains.


1. Happily ever after. Need I say more? I think not.


OK, you’re turn. What are your favorite things about writing romance?

About Avery Flynn

Writer. Smart Ass. Lover of Chocolate. Bringing steamy romance with a twist of mystery to the masses, one hot book at a time.

17 thoughts on “What I Love About Writing Romance

  1. I think you nailed it, Avery Flynn. This entire list, complete with images, is spot-on. Great job!!!

  2. Love-love this list.
    Love-love Avery Mermaid.
    What do I love-love about writing romance? Having a meaningful, productive outlet for the first thirty years of life I spent fantasizing.

  3. I’m sorry what? I’m staring at picture #5. No really – what the hell are you talking about? 😉

    1. What’s all this #5 business? Is that guy a gymnast? Tell me he’s on the US team….hehehehehe….

  4. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes. And a few more yes’s. Times a zillion. Fishy kisses, sister, you made my day soooo much better…

  5. Great list! You nailed it…maybe your list should be a new primer for the romance writer to remember when lost in the shuffle of scenes, silent characters and too much description.
    Love it! and #5 😉 can we keep him?

  6. Avery,
    I love your top 10 reasons. I think you sometimes take the sacrifice bit a little too far…I’m glad you didn’t allow your heroine to lose her fingers to frostbite. That would have pissed me off. I love the HEAs though! 🙂
    I, too, like banter. It’s not only fun, but it also allows you to really see into a character. How they respond to someone else’s comments. I allow my characters to say all the things I wish I had in a similar situation. The thing I hate most is when you come home thinking of all the things you SHOULD HAVE SAID but instead DIDN’T SAY. Hate that. So, I let my characters say all the snippy and witty things I didn’t.
    Great post, Avery!

  7. Things I love about writing romance novels:
    1. No one ever has bad breath, leaves the toilet seat up, or accidentally forgets to pay the cable bill (unless it’s a villain, in which case it’s fine!)
    2. My commute is down the hall, and my dress code involves fuzzy slippers and a holey old AC/DC t-shirt
    3. Unlike baseball, crying is allowed, only it’s the happy kind!

    But the number one reason why I love writing romance novels is because trolling the Internet for pictures of luscious men=research, baby!

    Awesome post, girl 🙂

  8. Great post Avery! I love, Love, LOVE your list, I think you nailed it! ;-D

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