A few of us tore into an unsuspecting soul who stepped in it up to her eyeballs on the romance forum of NaNoWriMo. This woman said she only reads “literature” and thought she’d try a romance just for fun, not that she reads such lowly crap. Phew, bunched up some panties with those words, let me tell you! A day later, it got me thinking about the days when I thought the same thing. Not quite, but I’d read a HQN or one of Nora’s books and think “how hard can this be?” Ha. Ha. Ha. Joke is on us, isn’t it folks? The art of making something look easy–those are the best books–the ones that seem effortless, in which you don’t “see” the writer working to get anything across, to make you love the book. You simply love the book because the author kicks ass. The unsuspecting woman on the forum seems to have slipped away, as we growled at her until she slipped out of the cave of angst-ridden aspiring and published romance writers. Poor thing, I think she may be better off. Romance writing is not for the faint of heart. Nor is trashing romance writing…we’re a “toothy” group.