Romantically Challenged

Pride&PrejudiceI know it’s a phase, but I’m in a rut.  I’m in the middle of a major rewrite and I find myself lacking emotionally as I’ve had a lot of negative things weighing on me recently, my romantic sensibilities have been sapped.  As I write love stories (in part), the lack of emotion is a bit of an impediment, so I’ve been looking pretty much everywhere in order to be inspired; music, movies, video games, pictures/artwork, and yes, quotes.  I thought I’d share a few things and hopefully, in a few days, I’ll get the love back.Theberge-Romance

I’ve read so many times that as a writer you should write every day, and I agree, to an extent.  Depending on what you’re working on, your emotional state could have either a positive or negative influence.  In my current frame of mind I should be writing something angry, sarcastic, and dark.  And I don’t write that kind of stuff.  So, until this mood passes, I will continue the rewrite from a technical stand point, and continue to stare at these in an effort to lighten the mood — maybe I just need a hug…as writers we spend a lot of time alone, so maybe I just need to be around some people.  I will test this theory and get back to you.

“I love it when I catch you looking at me, then you smile and look away.”

“Kiss me as if it were the last time.”


And a few of my favorite book quotes —

“Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan.”   Persuasion by Jane Austen

“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” — Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

“Be with me always – take any form – drive me mad!  Only do not leave me in this abyss where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!”  —  Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

“I sometimes have a queer feeling with regard to you – especially when you are near me, as now: it is as if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly and inextricably knotted to a similar string situated in the corresponding quarter of your little frame. And if that boisterous channel, and two hundred miles or so of land some broad between us, I am afraid that cord of communion will be snapt; and then I’ve a nervous notion I should take to bleeding inwardly.”  — Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë 

BlueCouplew:Diamonds*First image is Romance by Claude Theberge.  Second image is of Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen of Pride & Prejudice.  The others I came across while searching the internet.  I do not own these works.