Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Hardest Part

Well, gosh darn it. Yesterday Annie Nicholas wrote a whole blog post about what I was going to write about--The Transition Scenes. The dreaded, difficult, hard to write transition scenes. But, well, okay. Since Annie did such a good job writing about how HARD they are to write (and I am trying to write one right one and it is HARD) I guess I will write about what used to be the hardest part for me--

LOVE SCENES.

Let me be clear--these days I do not have a problem writing love scenes. The love scene and I have come to terms with one another. I understand them and they understand me. But when I first started writing and I had the good luck to meet Annie Nicholas, J. Hali Steele, and Sandra Sookoo in a critique group, I had a really hard time writing love scenes.

Why you might ask, Rebecca, why on earth would you choose to write Romance Novels if you have a hard time writing love scenes? The answer: I just love Romance Novels. I love them. Love them. Love them.

So, I wrote a love scene. Maybe you've read it in Love Beyond Time. It was the first one I've ever done. And then I wrote another. And another. And another. And then eventually I wrote a true erotic book in Behind The Scenes and I realized I could write them because it had nothing to do with my own shyness or my own nerves about what members of my family would think when they read them and everything to do with my characters and their romantic moments together.

I think, today, that I can write a pretty decent love scene.

So I am hopeful that the same thing will happen with
the current hard part--the TRANSITION SCENES. But, fortunately, for me I have really good editors who help me with them.

And just because I have to mention this, I need to tell you that my book Alpha Wolf released yesterday. Has some pretty good love scenes.

So thank you Sandra Sookoo, Annie Nicholas, and J. Hali Steele for reading those early ones. I've got some transitions for you to check out.

Best
RR

9 comments:

Nerine Dorman said...

Thanks for sharing! I really struggled with my first love scene, especially since it was hot boy-on-boy action... And I'm not really qualified in that department! It took me a quarter bottle of Jack Daniels to convince my fingers to put the words down onscreen! But it gets easier with each novel, especially now that I'm also writing contemporary erotic romance.

Rebecca Royce said...

Nerine, I found a glass of red wine made a huge difference. Not that I'm promoting that....LOL

Anne said...

Congratulations on your new release. I love shifter stories.

I don't personally know how hard it is to write love scenes, but I sure enjoy reading them.

Annie Nicholas said...

I'm really glad you mentioned your trouble with transition scenes. I thought I was weird for having so much trouble with such mundane things. LOL

Rebecca Royce said...

Anne, Hi there! Thanks for stopping by!


Annie, no they make me NUTS!! LOL

Joann said...

lol, *big grin* I still have the vision in my head of something pointing through the opening of red silk boxer shorts! You do damn well!

Cathy M said...

I love your Westerfelt wolves, Rebecca. You give us great characters and storylines with this series, so big congrats on your latest release.

booklover0226 said...

A glass of red wine makes a world of difference for a lot of things, IMO!

Tracey D

D L Jackson said...

Transitions don't bother me. But I agree with you on the love scenes.
Congrats on your release!
Dawn