May 31, 2011
Whenever I read a novel, I always enjoy it more if it has some element of romance in it. In reality, I'm not the biggest romantic person, but when I read and write fiction, I often do it for the romance. I like living vicariously through my characters when they're in romantic situations or awkward situations with their friends. Sometimes it's hard to separate what I would do from what the character would do, especially in the first draft, but that's what revision is for. No matter what, I shall remain a hopeless romantic when I continue to write stories.