My blogging has been lacking due to school starting up again (and my baby turned 1!!) so I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. With that said, I'll start with romance and what draws us to liking specific types of relationships, or not liking.
Two weeks ago, some awesome YA authors over at YARebels Vlogged about "Bad Romance". Gretchen McNeil started it off for Monday (follow the other links to the other days to watch the rest--way worth it, especially when one of them sings Lady Gaga! So awesome).
I'm not going to go into everything they talked about concerning bad romance. You're just going to have to go watch them (yes, I'm making you work for it! -gasp-) But they are very much worth watching. What I AM going to do is talk about the kinds of romances we as writers (and readers) find attractive.
So tell me, regardless of genre, what attracts you to a romance? The "love at first sight", the "I hate you, wait I don't, let's get married", or the "he doesn't like me, he does like me, he doesn't like me" type? Or something else altogether? I'll do a follow up post next week about why I think some romances work and some don't.