And no, be relieved, I’m not asking you what your vulnerabilities are, for one thing that’s scummy, and also opens the door to talking about mine.
But I was wondering, is it relatively unusual to talk about one’s emotional vulnerabilities when they’re writing romance fiction?
I find the more my work relies less on plot, and more on natural romantic flow, there tends to be more discussion of societal issues, and naturally as well, personal authorial issues that naturally make their way into the initial character prototype.
As a limited hangout (tradecraft jargon) mine has to do with how I tend to relate more to video game characters at times, and how a lot of my relationship problems stem from not trusting others because they remind me of video game characters I know. Mix with an unhealthy addiction to video games, and you end up with someone who finds their identity in a digital context rather than the real world.
I guess it makes sense why I was drawn to scifi romance in a way. But often it makes editing difficult because I’m reliving at lot of old issues my character faced.