Jealous Readers

Should I celebrate this morning? You are reading this right now and that means that I was able to achieve at least one goal this week. Being able to write a post Monday to Friday isn’t easy when you have a busy schedule but this is all part of following my own advice to continue writing daily. Part of developing writing skills is to keep the ink flowing.

There’s a reason the phrase “writer’s block” exists. Having a go to method, like blogging, is one way to keep the well full. Yes, you might stare at a blank page but with methods and practiced prompts that page won’t stay empty for long.

Speaking of prompts, did you write your summer romance? My binge list includes a few cheesy summer romances on Netflix. Those short, sweet romances that we have for a few months keep us young. The question I have is what happens once we’re married, or in a relationship?

As writer’s we’re able to capture all of the moments leading up to that part, but what’s the next peak in real life? How does love change over time? And does it really have to sound the end of a novel? There’s something about the moments when our hearts race, and relationships begin.

When something new is happening, you can’t help but get excited thinking about all the possibilities, and all the sweet moments of falling in love with someone. As writers, we go through the emotions in our novels. Our hearts beat faster with our characters when they meet the person of their dreams. We cry when they have a heartache. I’m hoping this isn’t just me. Because you should feel something as you lite that page on fire, and when it tears into pieces.

A better book is when your words make your feel the emotions of your character. They should jump with joy when your hero finally slays their dragon. Let them feel your character’s emotions. Make their heart race so fast that they need a cold shower. You might even spice up their love life if they’re in a relationship. They could get jealous that their significant other doesn’t woo them like the character in your book. And your pages should be better than reality. So being jealous of someone who’s fictional is a win for us.

Think about ways to make your reader jealous of the reality that you created on the pages as you write your summer romance. Then, keep typing away. I hope I hear the steam rising. Just one more day to go!

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~Yoon Ju

Published by yoonjuwrites

I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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