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A Random Conversation about my Romance

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    Erynne
    @erynne

    Hi everyone! I’m Erynne (Erin) I joined about a month or so ago, and it didn’t even dawn on me to talk about my romance in this group.

    I haven’t actually started yet, but I have very carefully plotted it out (not finished yet though!) The romance part isn’t necessarily the main point of the story but it is a large part, and it’s always nice to have someone to talk to about writing romance as it is a difficulty to keep Christian standards while still keeping it real in a way. If that makes sense.

    I’m a teenage girl and have never been on a date (I’ve seen I’m not the only one here, so that’s nice) I’m known to burst into tears over the cheesiest romance, but I don’t necessarily want that to be the case with my story, lol.

    So yeah, I guess a quick rundown of the plot would be a good idea… It’s about a teenage girl (15ish I guess) who causes a car accident and gives her newborn nephew severe brain damage. She feels guilty and her brother-in-law kicks her out so she works, basically as a slave, for this guy who is known for his abusive behavior. Anyway, after several years she gets a job as a teacher and meets a guy and they get together. Everything is finally going good in her life then a new student with brain damage joins her class. (spoiler: her nephew) After some incidents take place, she must gain the trust of her nephew and fix the relationship with her sister. Also, in the end, she gets engaged and then dies before they get married.

    Like I said, the romance isn’t the main point but it’s still important in the story.

    So I just wanted to kinda introduce myself here and tell y’all about my romance story. I can’t wait to here what everyone has to say about writing a Christian romance! 🙂

    #125403
    Erynne
    @erynne

    Ugh! I always forget to tag people! *facepalm*

    My posts would probably get more recognition if I actually remembered to tag a few people every once in awhile XD

    So here I go… @zee @arindown @emberynus-the-dragonslayer @writergirl101

    Well that’s everyone I know on this group, but it’s a start. Hope that works

    #125406
    Ella
    @writergirl101

    @erynne

    Hey Erynne!  Aw, your story sounds tragic!!!  That might actually make me cry if I ever read it!! 😢

    Oh, I totally feel you when it comes to reading/writing Christian romance!  People can be so messed up, and a lot of it shows in their writing.  The fine line between beautiful romance and bad stuff is sooo hard to write.  I don’t write adult romance, which is much harder to portray in a Christian (but not cliche) way.  I’m pretty sure @zee writes adult romance, though…?  I write YA with romance in it, and I love it when popular YA authors portray romance cleanly!  It’s so encouraging and inspiring.

    I have two WIPs right now, but the second one has more romance.  Here’s #1’s synopsis, As Dark As Mist and Shadow:

    Seia has lived in isolation her whole life. With an abusive mother, few friends, and no prospects, there is only one thing keeping Seia from running away: her sister, Sadana. Seia’s only wish is to escape with Sadana and find a new life of peace and safety in a far off land. But then the unthinkable happens: Sadana is engaged to one of the most powerful and dangerous men in the empire. Thrown into a world of adventure, Seia must navigate her way through new friendships, danger, mystery, and romance, all to save her sister before it is too late…

    I want to make Seia and her love interest, Matias, go from enemies > friends > lovers.  (i looove that soooooo much ❤)  How is your romance set up? (e.g. love at first sight, friends > lovers)

    Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.

    #125407
    Erynne
    @erynne

    @writergirl101

    I’m kind of hoping that this one gets people to cry. That’s sounds absolutely awful, but I LOVE the stories that make me cry and if I can get other people to cry over my stories it means I’m not doing to bad as a writer. 😁 So it all makes sense if you think about it through my prospective.

    I totally agree with you on your views of Christian romance. I really appreciate it when the writer keeps it clean. That’s probably why I like The Witch of Blackbird Pond so much.

    Your story sounds super cool!!! And yes, I love romances that go like that as well 🙂 I haven’t really thought about how my romance will be set up… They will definitely be friends maybe quite not love at first sight but maybe he kinda has a crush on her. So it would be friends>crush>lovers.

    Another thing that will probably be hard is not too much flirting. I’m not saying that there won’t be any flirting, but staying away from that excessive/awkward flirting, is really important to me.

    (Totally off subject here, but did you see your castle painting? I haven’t checked lately, but I don’t think I saw a response from you)

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