Hi, everyone. I'm fairly new here so let me give you a little background. I'm also fairly new to publishing, though not to writing. Years ago, I had a friend who wrote LDS Romantic Suspense (very clean romance, basically) who read my rough draft. She loved it but said, "You should just take out all of the space travel stuff and write it as a romance." I couldn't do it, so I tried my hand at writing straight romance. I still have the half-finished draft on my computer. Writing it was too painful. I couldn't keep myself from wanting to add space battles, aliens, strange cities, new planets, all of the things that make science fiction exciting for me.
And yet, when I write science fiction, I keep coming back to the people, the relationships. It's the romance and the people that make the stories great, not necessarily the space travel. I also love the freedom to make up whatever I need, as long as it fits.
What about you? Why do you write science fiction as opposed to contemporary or historical romance?
Thanks for listening.
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