I'm not very ... howyousay ... girlie.
Yes, I'm a girl but I don't do pink, I don't do make-up and I certainly don't do shoes & handbags.
And yet, I write romance.
Yeah. I get that.
I was flippin' through channels on the TV Sunday and Cinderella was on. No, not one of those crappy remakes with the blonde actress of the week but, the original animated film.
I didn't get to watch the whole movie, especially since my seven year old was making gag noises non-stop, but I did get to see the very best scene.
Cinderella arrives at the ball in her fancy coach, her pretty new gown, and her glass slippers only to get swept off her feet by the handsome Prince.
So this is love, mmmm
So this is love
So this is what makes life divine...
I may be non-girly-girl but I still fell for this classic scene. The wonder, the newness, the excitement of meeting someone for the first time.
Then, the first touch, the first dance and, of course, the first time they kiss.
It's brilliant. Romance at its very best.
It's pretty easy to portray in film and television, visuals are always easy.
Getting those feelings across in words is much more difficult but a task that I am determined to achieve.
While I work on book two in the Maguire's Corner series I must remember that just because I'm well acquainted with these characters, cause they live in my warped head, the reader isn't and they want to feel every single 'first' moment of the relationship for themselves.
It's June! Lots of great stuff happening this month!
I promise to share more on Wednesday but let me just remind you about The Thrill of it All Blogfest hosted by Tara Tyler and yours truly.
Sign up today and get ready to share your best thrill with us on June 24, 2013!
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