Tuesday, July 17, 2012
FADE TO BLACK
I was reading a blog post the other day that spoke about what the author was willing to write about when it comes to intimacy. This caught my attention because I don't write explicit scenes. Not only that, my characters need to be married before intimacy occurs.
Perhaps this is considered old-fashioned in this day and age. It's a personal choice and one that I'm comfortable with when it comes to writing romance.
I've struggled over what genre that makes me in the romance world. I thought it was sweet romance, but my books are too passionate for sweet romance. I like my books to be passionate without crossing certain lines.
At any rate, in the post I read, this particular author called her books, "fade to black" books. I like that. I think that is what I'll call my books from now on.
FADE TO BLACK.
No more details. The bedroom door just closed.
I LOVE romance. I just don't want to read or write about the details of intimacy. Personally, I feel that many more women would enjoy romance novels if they knew they didn't need to worry about suddenly stumbling across a detailed bedroom scene. Too often romance is confused with sex. I want to read about romance, not sex. Too often, I read a so-called romance novel, and there is no romance whatsoever, only sex. NOT ROMANTIC. I know what you're thinking. Sex is a part of romance. So true. But, again, I don't want to read or write about the details.
FADE TO BLACK.
Use your imagination and fill in the blanks!!!
Fade to black romance is what you'll find in my books.