Took a few weeks off to visit with my husband. We don't live in the same state right now. My day job is a travel nurse. I'm in Maine and he's in Texas. 1700-ish miles away from each other. But we've been married for 20 years and we're strong enough to handle the distance.
The bad part of writing romance when your S.O. is out of state is that I have no one to research with. If I have some crazy position I want to try out to see that it's realistic, I can't do that right now! I miss being able to put my computer down and tell him that I need to try something out. His eyes grow wide and he drops whatever he's doing knowing what those simple little words mean. I would say he takes one for the team, but it's no hardship on him to help out with this.
I often wonder what other romance writers do for scene authenticity like that. For me, whatever is in my books, we've tried. Some things unsuccessfully, so they don't make the cut. But for the most part, we've successfully made sure everything in my books is authentic. This method definitely makes for an interesting love life and keeps the spice alive! I wouldn't have it any other way, and am sure he wouldn't either.
So, this blog's for my wonderful hubby. Thank you for enduring every little whim and idea I have. You make writing fun and creative! Love you bunches and can't wait until we can live together again soon! My assignment will be done in July, so we'll take a much needed break before the next one. Maybe we can get a few things researched before I have to leave again. :)
I'm a self-proclaimed shopping expert who loves outdoors and craft beer. In my spare time, in between working full-time and tending to family, I love to write stories.