Update on ‘Reunion of the Heart’

I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather these past couple of days.  Nothing is majorly wrong, I’ve just got a bit of a virus and it’s making me feel low.

The upside of that is although I haven’t felt well enough to do strenuous things, I have felt up to doing some work on Reunion of the Heart, my WIP.  I told you here that I’ve had it back from my beta readers, who were all fabulous BTW.  My mum has offered to proof read it for me when I’m done, which is great as she’ll do it for FREE!! (And I know she’ll be amazing at it!)

At the moment I’m going through it, alternating between changing minor words or paragraphs that my betas have flagged up, and changing parts, even rewriting them.  It’s a lot of work but it’s going so well!  I mean there’s a lot to do, but I’m loving just getting back to writing after my false start with the job that didn’t work out for me.

There is something with regards to this story that I’m in two minds about.  It’s how much romance during the story I should have between the two main protagonists, and how much I should leave till the end, especially as there’s a third party involved – it’s a bit of a love triangle!

Now I must say that this is a bit of a rhetorical question.  At this stage, having had the novel back from the beta readers, I don’t really want too many more opinions saying ‘do this, don’t do that’.  In a way I’ve kind of gone past that stage.

But I’m still interested to hear, from those of you who write romances, how much romance you have between the hero and heroine in your love story before their tale is resolved at the end?

Thanks as always for your comments.  They’re much appreciated. 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Update on ‘Reunion of the Heart’

  1. Love triangles are tricky. I say try to let it flow naturally. I’ve been doing that with mine. It’s messy, but I think they’re supposed to be. Then again, it really depends on what feels natural for the author too.

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  2. For my novel the main characters dealt with the 4 points of tension: friendship, sexual, internal and external. These created opportunities for romance to occur naturally. I just tried to let the story play out, always asking, does this scene address one of the 4 tension points. By the end of my story there is resolution to all 4. I’m sure other methods work. I just like reading stories where they have to struggle through a little tension. 🙂

    Hope you’re feeling better.

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    • Hi Chloe, thanks for commenting. Good to hear your thoughts. I hadn’t thought of working through my writing that way, but it is definitely something to think about. There is definitely tension in my story though!

      Yes I am feeling a bit better thanks. Think I had this bug worse than my husband did though. 😦
      Oh well it’s given me plenty of time to write! 😀

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