Thursday, June 4, 2009

Give me time travel, a fiery, passionate man in a kilt...

Apparently romance novel sales are up. It's not surprising. Given our current economy and that many people are up against challenges in their lives, a good romance sounds appealing. I used to be an avid reader of romance novels. My favorite genre was the historical romance. I loved being transported to a different time, when life seemed simpler. I was never one for Harlequin Romances, but a Bold, Breathless Love or a Shanna ...could take me away. No bubble bath needed. I miss those days, sometimes.

Then, I fell in love with the Outlander Series.

Give me time travel, a fiery, passionate man in a kilt and a strong, funny, intelligent heroine. It doesn't get better than that.

For several years, I wanted to be a romance novelist. I took a college extension course years ago on How to Write the Romance Novel. Greatly motivated at the time, a story started coming to me in outline scene form. I still have those notes. Perhaps it is time to dust them off and see what I can come up with...


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16 comments:

Kizz said...

I've wanted to write romance novels since I was in Jr. High. Still do.

Amy said...

I've not been a romance reader but I fell for the Twilight thing and was sucked in like I had no backbone (or brain cells) whatsoever.

And Outlander! OMG Outlander. I can't WAIT for the new one.

You should take a stab at it!

blognut said...

Yes, write the book!

Start today.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Here's another one who'll read it. Can you believe I've NEVER ever read a romance novel?

Mary Alice said...

Did you write about something? I drifted off to fantasy land when I came across the word KILT in your title.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I am not a romance reader, but I might change my mind if you write one.

theglassdragonfly said...

Um. I love the Outlander Series! When I saw "kilt" in your title, I immediately thought of Jamie.

I think you should dust off those notes and write!!

Kate said...

You should write! You should write! Pure escape, no?

Janet said...

I love historical fiction and historical romance too - Outlander is fabulous. Write it! I'll read it. I'll even buy it instead of waiting for it to come to the library.

phd in yogurtry said...

I can so picture you writing a romance novel -- you've got that flare.

One of my faves was "The Flame and the Flower" by Woodiwiss. I can still vividly remember some of those passages.

Ginaagain said...

I've never read much romance but I would read anything you wrote!

Reluctant Blogger said...

Oh yes, do write one. I don't read romance novels generally but I would certainly read one if you wrote it. You could feature a few bloggers in it to make it more exciting for us all. We can be a romantic lot sometimes!!

Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

I've read a lot of Christian romance novels, but the rest of them seemed kind of cookie cutter to me and I couldn't take it. Those Harlequin ones especially. If you've read one, you've read them all. She meets him, she hates him, he loves her, he flirts with her, she tells him to get away from her, he kisses her, she slaps him, he kisses her again she ends up in bed with him, they fall in love, something separates them, they get back together and then she dies in his arms. *sigh* Hey. Maybe I should write one.

Suzanne said...

I have never read one of those historical romance novels and always wanted to....this may be cause for a trip to the library.

And yes, I absolutely think you should start that romance novel...I think you'd have a lot of fun doing it and who knows where it would lead!

Andrea Frazer - Pass the Zoloft said...

It was a dark and starry night. A beautiful woman with hair of silver, despite a perfection of porcelain (and of course she was more beatiful than she really knew making her modest and making chubby ugly women everywhere feel okay about themselves) was blogging. And THEN he appeared. His member was long. He was waxed appropriately. But it looked like the shape of a... could it be... a laundry machine made out of pubes???? He was the man for her! She jumped him! And then the timer for the oven went off. And her kids screamed. And... ten million dollars later, our fearless blogger had to write a second book finish the story....

Kathy H said...

A friend gave me the Outlander series a long time ago...if you like them, I'll make sure to finally read them!

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