When the idea of a good romance story comes to your mind, what is it? How do you see the main character behave? What conflict do you see the main character or others try to overcome in the name of love, or romantic situations?
These thoughts flow through my mind as I work through a story. I tend to focus on the reality that can be romance, through this reality the story can connect better, the characters feel more alive. There are many stories out there that focus on the fantastic side of a romance, the unbelievable, the almost ludicrous.
But I ask myself if that is what we really want, if a romance that is unattainable is truly what is best. Tell me what you think.