I’ve written romance before – the relationships between my characters have always been front-and-center in my fiction, whether that’s friendship, brotherhood, parent-and-child, husband and wife, or boyfriend and girlfriend. In fact, I devoted a TON of words to the growing relationship between Dean Winchester and a woman he helps rescue from a trio of murdering ghosts in my Supernatural fanfiction.
So this is brand-new territory: a “sweet” romance set in springtime Cape Cod. (“Sweet” meaning there’s no cussing, and the sex happens offscreen.) I spent almost six full weeks writing, and editing, gathering opinions from beta readers, and editing some more – and when I hit “Publish” this morning, I was pretty nervous. Is all that effort going to be worthwhile? Will readers be as receptive to the story of a paralegal and a convenience store owner as they’ve been to the continuing saga of a family trapped in an underground silo?
Time will tell. And my fingers are tightly crossed!