a compendium of musings and rants from Alison Beightol, who is old enough to know better.
Monday, December 26, 2011
the feelings of love and writing about it
love is a funny thing. not funny ha ha funny but mysterious funny. although it can be ha ha funny. sometimes that's the best. anyway, the emotions of love are tough to write about. or at least writing about it and making it believable. sometimes the feelings of love are just hard to put into words. in the beginning you have all of those almost anesthesia like feelings where your love can do no wrong. everything is right in the world and so on. then life settles back down. you see your love as a mere human but you still love them and doing all the everyday things are still awesome. readers I don't think want to read about that. they want the beginning, fantasy parts. the ones that are hard to write about because I am at a total loss for the words to describe them. even as they are happening to me. although I'm more at the everyday stage with daily spike of awesomeness. (yes secret boyfriend is so made of awesome and I am living for the day when I don't have to keep him secret) when writing I try and stretch my imagination and search for words that describe the new love feelings and actions. sometimes I get frustrated and write "gooey gooey gooey goo feelings of love and epicness" and hope I can fill it in but it doesn't work. hmm. how do you write new love feelings? or describe how a character is feeling in her or his courtship? even if it doesn't last, I'd be curious to get your input.