But don't get me wrong, there's nothing funny about love! It's serious business. It's not always easy to love, and sometimes it's too easy to love the wrong stuff. (Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Gelato, anyone?) Ah, love... so many different kinds of it.
I write books about romantic love. Every romance writer knows that the quickest way to put readers to sleep is to be skimpy on conflict. The path to true love simply must be paved with all sorts of difficult things for our characters to get over.In MISS FARROW'S FEATHERS my prim and proper preacher's daughter is stuck with a foul-mouthed parrot and a handsome bird trainer who does more than just ruffle a few feathers.
In my upcoming THE EARL'S PASSIONATE PLOT, Lord Dovington is trying to evict a very unwilling young lady who is not about to go down without a fight.
Lord Woodleigh is having more trouble than expected finding a husband for Miss Canton in THE EARL'S INTIMATE ERROR. He never dreamed he might want her for himself, especially since he's already arranged to marry someone else.
Oh, the drama! Life is full of it; sometimes it feels like too much. But that's why love is so very important. Love keeps us going. Even in our darkest days and greatest conflicts, if we hunt really hard, we'll find a little bit of love.
Usually, we can find a little bit of Funny, too. The more often we can put those two together, the better off we'll all be. I try to do that in my books as well as in my real life. Whether it's love for a puppy, love for a pizza, or love for the love or your life, I think it's pretty safe to say that really "Love's funny sometimes!"