Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Ones That Make You Grrrrr

Scenes I dislike. Can't say that I dislike any scene in particular, but I do struggle a bit with emotional ones. I'm always afraid I'll go too over the top for readers and usually ending up falling a wee bit short.

Seems a little silly right? I mean, I can write kick-ass action sequences, car chases, destruction, murder, fights, scorching sex scenes involving all manner of light to heavy heat levels and the one tiny thing that brings me to my knees are those pesky emotions. A bit of a necessary thing in romance, tho. And I do love my romances.

Now don't get me wrong, my books have those emotional scenes. Now. They're rarely ever in my first drafts however because I'll skip them outright and add them in later during my re-writes/revisions/edits. I'd rather write a steamy, sweaty sex scene any day. LOL


Anne said...

I'm a eader who doesn't like sad emotional scenes. I have plenty of frends suggesting weepers (with a happy ending), but that's not my cup of tea.

Rebecca Royce said...

You do emotional scenes really really well

Taryn Kincaid said...

I think with emotion...less is usually more. I have to keep impressing that upon myself!

Cathy M said...

I love that emotional tug from a great story, and look for an equally strong emotional connection from the characters.

Joann said...

When I'm writing, and get all tearful over a scene--I think I got it! That's happened to me a few times.

booklover0226 said...

And I'd rather read a steamy, sweaty sex scene any day. [insert cheesy grin here]

Tracey D

Sara Brookes said...

@ Anne, I'm with you. But I like them occasionally. I'm not a fan of ones that make me bawl like a flubbering fool however.

@ Aw, thank you Rebecca. I'm still working on it!

@ Taryn, sometimes finding that balance is just as hard!

@ Cathy M, I love seeing emotional connection between characters! It really adds some meat to the story.

@ Joann, I've usually found that when I feel something during the scene, the reader feels it as well. Or, at least I'd like to think so!

@ Tracey, Ha! I'm right there with you!