Ah! This feels good! I am up to and past chapter 20/page 72. Now is when Grace and Kelly open their eyes to what is right in front of them. They still have some stuff to go through first, but the comparison is about to start.

I wonder why I write romance. Basically because I am intrigued with the idea of getting two people together. That love can get folks to do stupid things, good things, impossible things. That romance, the wooing and cooing to entice the other, still exists. Am I a romantic at heart? Dangit, yes. But shhh, don’t tell anybody!

I want to write fantasy books, The Graced is my effort into that realm. Good vs evil type stuff. Aren’t we all? Isn’t that one of the basics of our existence? We can’t ride that fence. We either make a conscious choice or we just do.

I have another theory. The world revolves around priorities. Not necessarily just on the ‘must’ priorities, but also, and probably more, on the ‘want’ priorities. And those two switch places at random. Which choice is ‘good’? Which choice is ‘evil’ or ‘not good’?

A person meets someone he/she is interested in and decide to make a commitment to each other. Because our person already owns a house, they decide that they will live in that house, together. Now, which is the priority? truly sharing? or holding onto what he/she alone worked hard to pay for?

Lorna and I have been together for 14 and 1/2 years. Over the years our priorities have changed, evolved, even metamorphed into things we never considered. Have we always had the same priorities? hell no! I don’t want to live with my clone! *shudder*

At any rate, I ramble again.


  1. I just love reading romance novels. I am glad to know that you are one of those persons who are gifted and are interested in writing such books. But I just observed that most novels still follow the traditional and familiar way of courtship. On line dating is a popular place today for those who are seeking their partner in life. There have been stories about people who initially met and dated through the web and then got married. This is also the reason why a lot of people are attracted into this modern form of romance. I wonder if there romance novels out there which feature the modern way of dating and courtship. It would be pretty interesting and romantic to read about cyber love stories.

  2. In this book, the two MCs meet online, although it does not stay ‘cyber’ for long. I wanted to discuss the face-to-faceness rather than the online conversations.

    Cyber dating is not a new thing. People have been meeting in chat rooms for a very long time. Meeting someone in a chat room you like (and especially if it is for a particular hobby or trade) is exciting because you know this person likes the same thing.

    But the same thing that perhaps is the most important is also the baddest thing.

    When online in a chat room, you can be whoever you want. You can say you are an IT person in Berkley but instead you are a mail clerk in Tacoma. You can say you weight 185 when you really weigh 285.

    The good part is that you feel free-er to say what you really want to say. You aren’t held back by your fears or theirs. You can be more of your Self because that is all that is there.

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