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  • Songs of Summer July 22, 2014
    It happens every summer. An ear worm hits the airwaves and it’s in your head all summer. Some I like, some I could live without. (Remember the summer of Gangam style). This summer, I’m humming along to Imagine Dragons, On Top of the World, Fancy by Iggy Azalea, and I could live without Happy byRead more...
  • Pokemon Tournament July 9, 2014
    This weekend my boys begged me to drive them to a local Pokemon tournament at a local comic/collector shop. Now, I knew what they didn’t; that the tournament would be a micro version of comic con or similar con. They’d never seen or been to anything like it. Nor had I, because my choice forRead more...
  • Help me! July 3, 2014
    Last Saturday I had the honor of being one of the featured authors at the Frederick Book festival put on by the awesome Vivi Dumas. This was only the third book fair I’ve attended as a signing author and I need to work out some kinks in the Lynne Silver booth. As I realized thisRead more...

Posts filed under:  Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Get it Together Tuesday: Does absence make the heart grow fonder?

My husband travels for work. A lot. On average last year, he spent 3 weeks out of every 4 out of town. and yet we manage, maybe even better than if he were in town every second of every day. For one, when he is in town, we both work from home, so we do lunch and hang out. And thanks to the internet and cell phones, communication is a breeze. I complained once a few years back to my husband’s grandmother who said, “Oh yes, I remember when Bill was away for the war. (WWII). We wrote lovely letters for three years.”

Whoa! Letters for years? You mean he couldn’t hop on the Net to check out why the monthly phone bill was wonky. And he couldn’t skype with your kid to see the missing tooth? Yeah, I don’t have it so bad.

But what about it romance novels? One of the “rules” for romance writers is that characters shouldn’t be separated for more than ten pages. So, no extended business trips. No semesters abroad, etc… It makes for some creative plotting, if you write by the rules. Then again, romance novels are the perfect world scenarious and usually illustrate the courtship of a relationship, not the marriage.

What do think? Does absence make the heart grow fonder?