The life of a romance writer. Thinking, dreaming and if I’m ambitious, writing romance all day and all night. It’s a tough world out there–so I hear. But I’m mostly trapped inside my head thinking pink thoughts of happily ever after and true love, about sensual tension and first kisses, about heart-wrenching longing and… well, you get the drift.
Until Myren, my chauffeur, interrupts me to whine about something or other–and not necessarily chauffeur-related–he sometimes whines about the excessive snow or the cold or the lack of food in the castle. Geesh. Then I snap out of the pink cloud of romance and bubble baths and although I’m still seeing through a fairly pleasant romantically-enhanced haze–often referred to by less creative non-writers as rose-colored glasses–the stark cold winter wonderland surrounding my castle/house becomes real.
That’s when I pull on a sweater, then a coat, muffler, gloves, scarf, and hat and let Myren take me to the grocers. Also, I realize I ought to feed the cat, Kitty. She’s pretty independent, but lately a bit crazed if all the dashing about as if being chased by an invisible dog is any indication. I figure I ought to throw a little catnip in her food–not sure if that’ll calm her down or make it worse, but what the heck.
Imagine if I had to deal with excessive snow, Myren and Kitty all the time? I’d rather be thinking about what the heck I’m going to name the next Tall-Dark & Handsome in my next romantic suspense novel. [Technically, I often get stuck on names, so I have a contest and challenge/coerce my lovely readers to think up some character names to help me out. But still…]
So life–as a romance writer and Queen of my pretend castle–is automatically better than life as a [fill in the blank] in my humble opinion. Even in this tundra that now surrounds my home.
Back to writing… and romance…
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