Am I the only masochist here? Is there anyone else who delights in agonizing the whole time they’re reading a romance, waiting for the train wreck they know is going to happen? Tell me I’m not the only who actually enjoys the stomach clenching and the hollow sadness you get when you’re afraid it’s never going to work.
My husband actually walks out of the room during the dark moments of the movies we watch. He hates them. I love them. And as much as I love reading them and watching them, I love writing them even more. Hmm, I guess that makes me a sadist too!
But we know it’s going to work out. That’s what makes us love romance. That’s why I can look forward to the agony our characters will go through. Because it’s all worth it!
I love the dark moments because only with that trial by fire can our characters come out stronger on the other side. Only then can we know they’ve forged a bond strong enough to last “ever after.”
So do you like the dark moments? Please tell me I'm not alone.