Romance is all about relationships and beginnings. Two people meet, and sparks fly—sometimes not romantic sparks at first.
They might have a ferocious argument right off the bat, or maybe they’re on opposing sides of a situation they care deeply about. The secret for the writer is the intensity of the reaction they have to one another.
And then during the development of the story, they find that intensity develops into love.
But it’s beginnings that fascinate me. I remember clearly meeting those who were about to be special in my life. I was waitressing in a small café in a coal mining town when I met the guy who was to become my first husband. I went home and told my mother, that’s the guy I’m going to marry.
How did I know?
How did you meet your special person?
Were you in love within the first five minutes? Did you instantly feel attraction, or anger or aggression towards them? Did you know immediately this was the one you’d be with?
What particular thing made you inwardly (or outwardly) decide that this was the one for you?
Write a little story and tell me. The winner gets an audio copy of my CD, HOW NOT TO RUN A B&B. You’ve got a week to respond—October 30th is the deadline.
I can’t wait to hear your stories. Send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
And after I read yours, I’ll tell you my own unbelievable happily ever after!