When my writing world is good, I write the romantic moments last, after I've put together the connectors. What got them from here to there. The context. The filler.
So I was thinking about romantic moments. And the filler that went with them.
My first kiss was on a fan bus. I was 14. He was a nice guy and it's a nice memory. The filler is that in those days, high school basketball games were so much fun and fan buses were full and noisy. There wasn't much socialness in my life at that time, nor much happiness. So the kiss on the bus was romantic. The context of its occurrence was life-giving.
The most romantic thing Duane's ever said to me was, "It's the best day off I ever had." What
Although I don't like to get political here, my son-in-law said he couldn't vote for the current president because he loved his wife too much to do so; he could not support someone who disrespected women. Not only did he win points with a mother-in-law who loves him anyway, it was a romantic moment in the wrought surroundings of a contentious election.
Filler is undoubtedly the wrong word. So is context. The right word--for me, at least--is story. It's the fun part. The icing is good and sweet and a reward of sorts. I like writing that icing, but it's the cake that keeps me coming back as both a reader and a writer. The story.
What about you? If you're a writer, what's your favorite part to write? If you're a reader, tell us the parts you like best.
Have a great week.