Last time, I gushed over my favorite actor from childhood. This time around, I’m dedicating my post to William, my ultimate leading man in real life…otherwise known as my hubby. He actually agreed to be interviewed, if ya can believe it! Pull a chair and prepare to be amazed as we get a man’s POV on the world of romance writing.
::Emilia clears throat:: Um, Robin? Hello? Mr. Robin? Anyone? Anyone?
Okay, so, you know how sometimes life just gets in the way of life?
Poor Robin. She’s having one of those days…weeks, maybe. She started this post and then life wrestled her to the ground and she didn’t get a chance to finish. I know we are all super excited to see what Mr. Robin has to say about living with one of our favorite ladies, but it will just have to wait until next time.
Unfortunately, life and schedules have a way of getting jumbled up for all of us. So until Robin’s next blog date, we are all going to have to wait with bated breath, wondering what it’s like to live with that smexy writin’ Miss Danner.
If it’s anything like my house, the reality is a bit of a let down. Not that Mr. Mancini doesn’t benefit from some of those scenes I have to work out…or some of the frustrations either…because he definitely does. You don’t sit around writing sex all day without feeling a little inspired.
However, by the time I fix dinner, get the kids’ homework done, run them around to all their events, deal with dogs, cats, and everything else, sometimes crawling into bed just means sleep. Yeah, not as sexy as it should be.
But it’s better than those days when I’m writing a high tension fight scene or, oh my, something terribly sad. Writers feel what their characters feel, so finding me bawling my eyes out or slamming the keys on the computer isn’t uncommon.
Once, he came home to find me slamming pots around the kitchen. Why, he dared to ask. Because the heroine in my book finally decided to tell off her jerk of a boss and he fired her. That’s why. What a son of a bitch!
Yeah. That happened.
Mr. Mancini has learned that sometimes it’s best to just turn around and walk away. Perhaps I should stick to writing sex, huh?
I’m interested to know if I’m the only one who has total mood transformations based on what my characters are doing. I can’t be the only one, right? Because I know this doesn’t make me crazy…it makes me dedicated.