February Blog Chain | Writing about love

On February 8, 2010 by Aimee

There’s love …
“Their breath came faster as hands explored. Wyatt dropped one, returned it to Charley’s back and bent her backward, the short wall her only other support. His hand traveled down her leg until he found her knee and pulled it to wrap around him. Their bodies pressed together, it would take a flip of a zipper to drive them further.”

and there’s love …
“The chime and knock that followed took their attention. Lily whipped around as fast as possible given the tightness of her dress and Charley turned to smile at a sober-faced James. She stepped toward him, snaked her arms through his, around his waist as far as she could and hovered her head against his chest. His arms wrapped around her as he sighed.

“We’ll be ok if you change your mind,” he whispered into her hair.

The trust and offer he made brought tears to her eyes. She knew all Lily’s work would be ruined if she let them fall. The kiss he added to the top of her head left her breath constricted in her chest and still she held back.”

The above two examples are different ways of showing love in my current work in progress (so yeah, that was a tease and a plug).

Anyway, welcome to to the February Absolute Write Blog chain and for the first time in history, I’m a starting player. 😉 THE start in fact. After me comes, Harri3tspy and others, so I encourage you to check them out too.

I write romance. Yeah, yeah — it’s all full of love, but not just sex! The first passage up there? Oh yeah … teenage love gone almost too far. The second? It’s actually a scene between two more brother/sister like characters. It’s about trust and compassion and understanding.

And all of that is love — to the parties involved.

When I write, my feelings flow through my fingertips. If my characters are happy — oddly, so am I. If my characters are in love — that’s a reflection of my emotional state at the moment. And sometimes, I look at the world around me and just visualize love in all its many forms and wish – for everyone out there – that they are afforded the opportunity to feel at least one type.

I love a good LOVE story — two people fall in love, stuff comes between then and they persevere. So I write it too. 🙂 Don’t they say write what you love? Ha ha. How convenient for me.

Why am I such a romantic? So mired in it? Maybe because my life IS a true love story.

To quote my own bio …
“Madly in love with her husband since she was fourteen, they married six years after surviving a prolonged, long-distance relationship. Since then, she’s produced three native North Carolinians and one photography studio. Each has necessitated a significant amount of writing, some more pleasurable than others.”

See? It’s all about love …

Now, let’s hear from others in the chain …
Aimeelaine – www.aimeelaine.com/writing/blog <---- Me! Harri3tspy - http://spynotes.wordpress.com <---- Next! Charlotte49ers - http://www.amandaplavich.com AuburnAssassin - http://clairegillian.wordpress.com/ <---- My critique partner! Breddings - http://boozingear.com/blog *RomanceWriter* - http://staceyespino.blogspot.com/ Claire Crossdale - http://theromanticqueryletter.blogpost.com Collectonian - http://collectonian.livejournal.com FreshHell - http://freshhell.wordpress.com Lostwanderer5.blogspot.com - http://www.lostwanderer5.blogspot.com David Zahir - http://zahirblue.blogspot.com/