Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Keeping It Real

Coreopsis in my garden-my little piece of heaven
I adored Cathryn Perry's post yesterday, on gratitude. I was also at our romance writer's conference and being a writer, observing people is part of my job description (and psyche). As always, it was a joy to meet up with friends that I only "see" online the rest of the year. And it affirmed my passion for my craft. My editor and I did a workshop on cliche and as I looked out at the attendees I saw the same zest for knowledge and story that I have. This zest is what still drives me to write the best dang story I can, every time.
The reality of life includes heartbreak and grief, struggles, wondering if there's going to be enough cash at the end of the month to buy groceries. How blessed are we who get to write but more importantly read romance?
Let me know how reading romance has helped you with your daily struggle(s) and I'll randomly pick one commenter to receive a copy of my latest, NAVY ORDERS.

13 comments:

Laney4 said...

Reading romances gives me "sweet dreams" so I rarely toss/turn to get to sleep. They also distract me when I spend hours in hospitals, clinics, and various doctor appointments - as well as in long lineups or on long trips - although if the scenes are intense, I tend to wait until I have the privacy of my own home so I don't tear up in public.

Tammy Yenalavitch said...

Romance books make me happy and I always read one right before I go to sleep at night

Cathryn Parry said...

Geri, it was a pleasure to see you this past week! I hope your trip home was happy (and uneventful!).

Like Laney and Tammy, romances are my favorite books to read just before I fall asleep. :-)

Geri Krotow said...

Oh, I hear you Laney! I can't read the intense scenes in public, either, lol.

Geri Krotow said...

Tammy, I'm with you. I like a positive read before the lights go out...or stay on for hours if it's a good book.

Geri Krotow said...

It was so nice to see you, too, Cathryn. I'm still coming out of the post-RWA coma. I'm usually an extrovert but as the writing years go by I'm discovering it takes a lot of energy to keep me out of the corner, lol.

Mary Preston said...

Reading romance stories is uplifting. Just knowing that there is always hope.

Emily Baucom said...

Romance novels always makes my days better. I could be having an awful day and when I go home and start reading a romance novel it just make it better and they make me believe in happy endings!!

Geri Krotow said...

Mary, the hope is the biggest draw for me. I love a well-written book of any genre, but when it's a sad ending it sticks with me too much. Emily, I couldn't agree more! Plus I like to imagine the people I meet all having happy lives.

Geri Krotow said...

Tammy you came up in my random number generator, you've won a copy of NAVY ORDERS! Please email me via my website with your address and I'll get a signed copy in the mail. :) www.gerikrotow.com

Kaelee said...

Geri ~ I read romance because I know there is going to be a happy ending. I love to read just before bed and hopefully then I can go to sleep with happy thoughts rather than worries. I also love to read while travelling the same old road again. I find I can't stew about things when I'm reading.

flchen1 said...

Reading romance reminds me that life is full of hope, Geri. And that love can inspire great things :)

Geri Krotow said...

Yes, that inspiration part is a big one! I just looked through my ebook purchases over the past year, and the vast majority are hopeful, happy endings!

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