In fact, writing Romance takes a great deal of thought and gumption...
I am proud to be a part of the Romance/Romantica contingent of authors who titillate and entertain readers every day of the year...giving those who love to escape the ugliness of newspapers and TV headlines and stories of war and hate something else to read.
Face it...we all love to escape once in a while. To escape to a place and time where people live lives like ours...but who also make time to make love and enjoy those lives. I wasn't at all shocked to read somewhere that 75% of all the novels read today are Romance novels. In fact, I have gotten so spoiled by Romance that I seldom read anything else.
While most of my author friends enjoy suspense, thrillers, and biographies, this old broad enjoys reading about hot love affairs, wonderful romances, and very little else. Guess it has to do with the fact that I have lived a long life, and don't want to waste my time wading through deep dark thought processes or long, weighty discussions of things not Romantic.
I want my ROMANCE! So there! I want my mindlessly entertaining, titillating, mushy ROMANCE! If I want to read about spies, I will open the pages of my newspaper. If I want to see hatred and lies, I will watch Fox News. And if I want to see drama, I will tune into CSPAN. So spare me all the ugliness of life and send me a Romance book.
After all these years, I can always make room for another delicious Romance.