Thanks for joining us this week. We’re glad you’re here. I came up with this challenge:
Do you think what we do as romance writers is important? Please explain why.
The answer is a resounding yes. Make that a hell, yes!
Have you watched the news lately? So much conflict, death, dissention. People hating each other in so many ways.
And then there’s life. Daily life. Try driving from point A to point B without experiencing some form of road rage. And then there’s sickness. And pain and just bad days.
There can only be one antidote: Believing the bad times will ease. That it will be easier at some point. That’s what gets me through.
And as romance writers, that is what we offer. Hope, a happily ever after, a respite from the negative.
There have been many times in my life when escaping into a wonderful romance novel helped me to cope. It opened my heart and it made me believe things would get better. And they always did.
Romance novels take me to another place, another time and in that place and time, no matter the peril, no matter the conflict…it gets better. It ends with all good things. And I need that belief. I need that hope. And because it means so much to me as a reader, I want to give that to others. So I write. And hope I can help someone get through their bad day.
So is what we do important? I repeat…hell, yes!
Now let’s hop over to the wonderful J.J. Devine and get her thoughts on this.