Think You Can Write a Romance Novel? 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't
2. You won’t have creative control. Think you will? You'd be surprised. Even big names have to tweak their manuscripts at the behest of their editor. Unless you're self-publishing, fuh-gedda-bout-it (say this with an Italian-American accent). Once you turn in your lovely work of art, you run the risk of your editor telling you to make revisions. Feel free to throw your hands up in frustration and lament the changes which compromise the integrity of the piece. Then make the changes.
- You have stories to tell and you can’t hold them in anymore. If you do, you run the risk of developing a multiple personality disorder and men in white coats will come to take you away.
- You’re willing to work hard on rewrites, burn the midnight oil to meet a deadline, and research to make sure your paranormal romance about shape-shifting werelizards from the planet Zargon who must have sex with a human female exactly 50 times per day (no more, no less) to keep their species alive doesn’t sound anything like the last planet Zargon romance you read with a similar plot.
- You’re willing to wait for the money, and even if it doesn’t come, you’re happy that anybody reads your work and finds it as interesting and entertaning as you, your best friend, and your Aunt Gertrude.
- You’re fine with self-promotion, and you’re just happy there are no cameras and nudity involved.
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“Rafe,” she warned. She tried to ease out of his embrace, but found her efforts thwarted by his brute strength. “All right, you’ve proven your point. You’re stronger than me. You can let me go now.”