Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Happy Valentine's Day & All That Gooey Stuff
I hate writing kissing scenes.
*Cue shocked gasp from YA Audience/Writers/World as a whole*
It's true. I try to avoid them at all costs, but somehow they always sneak into my books. I'm pretty sure it's because my brain knows they need to be there and it constructs a build-up to it while I'm not looking. Then I get to the scene and say, "Aww, man...they have to kiss here, don't they?"
In YA circles, this makes me the equivalent of that weird cousin nobody talks about. ;-)
I wondered for awhile what was wrong with me. Why did I dread writing the love scenes and got all excited to write the scary torture scenes? Did I need therapy? Probably. Did this make me a bad writer? No, no it does not. It makes me a thriller writer.
If I refused to put them in when the story clearly called for them, that would make me a bad writer. So, I suffer through the kissing scenes. Sometimes I even like them afterward.
And then I get to go back to making people afraid of what's in their closets...
Happy Valentine's Day! Yay! Love and all that!
P.S. Only a thriller/horror writer could make a Valentine's Day Post the creepiest one ever.