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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Love and Writers

Tomorrow, Thursday, I'll be on my way to the New Jersey Romance Writers of America conference. This is one of my favorite conferences. I get to see old friends and make new ones. But, more than that, there is nothing like getting together with a bunch of people who love love!

A lot of people mistakenly believe romance novelists wear pink boas and think of nothing but sex, but the real bottom line reason most of us write romance novels is a belief that love matters.

Most of our books take heroes and heroines who are somehow broken or have an incorrect belief about themselves or life in general and show those heroes and heroines the impact and power of love.

Our books show love healing, fortifying, strengthening and sometimes just providing comfort and joy. Our books manifest the truth that frequently a person has to grow and change before he or she can accept love. Because real love is worth it.

Who wouldn't want to spend a weekend with three hundred people who all believe in the power of love!

I'll be back on Monday, my spirit refreshed, and ready to write because I believe that every book I write touches someone. Shows the way. Without being pushy or preachy, but simply by demonstrating the true power of love.

susan meier


Blogger Brandy said...

Have a wonderful time!

October 22, 2008 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger Monique Wood said...

Susan, what a lovely post! I agree with all of what you've said.

Why is it that there are people in the world who scoff at those of us who write and read romance? Love is a positive emotion, one that should be celebrated!

I also find it funny that people are happy to buy and sing songs about love, yet criticise romance novels!

October 22, 2008 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Shirley Jump said...

I agree, Susan. Writing and reading romance, and being around others who write and read romance always reaffirms by belief in the power of love. I tell my husband he's very lucky because every time I finish another book, I have that "just fell in love" feeling all over again :-)


October 23, 2008 at 5:37 AM  

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