I’m a WHAT Kind of Writer! Romance? – Part 1

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Pictured : “2 Stories, a Poem, & a Sampler (fiction)” and “The Old American Artist, a Love Story.”

An Anthology of two fiction stories and a love poem, from 1981, plus a four chapter sampler from my first new fiction in over thirty years, “The Old American Artist, a Love Story.” – FREE at participating outlets.

plus…

The Old American Artist, a Love StoryA romance and an artist’s story, how could it not be a love story? 😉

We all love a story that shows how a loving pair, meeting obstacles in life, overcome that challenge, and resolve to love each other. But what happens during the “lived happily ever after” part? What are the details, what might the process be, achieving and living that post-crisis life?

This arc, from boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy regains girl, morphs, in this first of three books, in the trilogy Triptych, into that fuller story of life, and love.

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“a beginner’s view: the intent of this blog is to incrementally build a body of thought that works toward integrating various topics, yoga, fitness, and the arts – it’s a process…”


Note:  Not sure what happened, but this post disappeared from my site, so I am reposting.  It was originally posted on July 02, 2012.  Thanks ya’ll. 😉

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I’m a WHAT Kind of Writer! Romance?

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Related Series Posts :

I’m a WHAT Kind of Writer!  Romance? – Part 1 – Intro

I’m a WHAT Kind of Writer!  Romance? – Part 2 – “2 Shorts, a Poem, & a Sampler (fiction)”

I’m a WHAT Kind of Writer!  Romance? – Part 3 – Chapter 1, “The Old American Artist, a Love Story”

I’m a WHAT Kind of Writer!  Romance? – Part 4  – Chapter 2, “The Old American Artist, a Love Story”

I’m a WHAT Kind of Writer!  Romance? – Part 5  – Chapter 3, “The Old American Artist, a Love Story”

I’m a WHAT Kind of Writer? Romance? – Part 6  – Chapter 4, “The Old American Artist, a Love Story”

I’m a WHAT Kind of Writer? Romance? – Part 7  – Yoga, Sports, and Writing

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It’s Been Awhile 😉

Sheila’s Knee Replacement

goodness it’s been awhile since i’ve posted to my blog, shame on me, but only a little bit 😉

many know i’ve been helping my wife with her recovery from full knee replacement surgery

my blog motto includes the phrase, “it’s a process…” and if anything, it applies just as much if not more to rebuilding a major weight-bearing mobile joint such as the knee!

but the process is continuing, and sheila is making remarkable, if painful, progress –

more of her challenge comes from pulling back enough to get enough recovery so she can continue without getting so tired and pained…

but as anyone who’s gotten back in shape or done a physical recovery like sheila is doing, determining when to push and when to rest, is a tricky twangy jittery kind of line that changes each day and more often each part of the day

so all in all, huge recognition to her for her very determined work and progress 😉

Teaching

in addition, i’ve been fortunate enough to be called to sub for quite a few other senior classes with the Y plus my two regular seniors classes

teaching up to 3x my normal load of classes i’ve gotten the opportunity to meet new people and practice my own frequent suggestion that it’s best to warm up slowly and fully 😉

i’ve gotten good opportunities to demo over-load fatigue, and how to ease into a routine so that, by a third of the way through, the muscles and movement are much smoother and enjoyable

eBooks

lastly, in-between, in moments, i’ve continued to create ebooks from my previous material –

plus create new material, including my first fiction in over thirty years!

this week i will post more on that latter development

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Romance Writer? Me?!?!

Genres

first, i should address the title of this post, “I’m WHAT Kind of Writer! Romance?”

what brought that up to begin with is, in searching for which possible genres to categorize my new fiction work (novellas) with at online booksellers, i came across discussions of what qualifies as a “romance” – at least in terms of being a genre

those discussions led me to the association Romance Writers of America, located in my hometown of houston, texas 😉

Romance Writers of America

a non-profit org, they have this definition :

Two basic elements comprise every romance novel: a central love story and an emotionally-satisfying and optimistic ending.

i thought over my past and current work, and except for places-specific and occupation-specific poetry, almost all my stories and much of my poetry, fit that description

poetry examples include “heart beats” written nearly 20 years ago and posted at the beginning of my blogging early last year, to “racing in exile on father’s day” written just a couple of weeks ago

do these poems have a central love story? yes, i think so

do these poems have an emotionally-satisfying and optimistic ending? ditto

and in storage, in houston of all places 😉 are several novels i wrote in the late 70s and early 80s, all somewhat or totally to do with a love interest relationship, though i’d have to re-read them to see if they had “an optimistic ending” 😉

New Work & Old, “2 Stories, a Poem, & a Sampler (fiction)” – FREE at Participating Outlets

now i’ve come full circle back to those early fiction roots, compiling a new ebook, “2 shorts, a poem, & a sampler (fiction)” that shows two short stories, one of which i would very much consider a romance

my poetry example, in the same book above, is also a romance i believe, though i certainly didn’t think of it as such “way back then” 😉

and included in the new ebook is a four chapter sampling from my new novella, which itself is the first of three novels of a series entitled, Triptych

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First New Fiction in Over 30 Years!

“The Old American Artist, a Love Story”

New Novella, Cross Genre? Romance and Art

thus my newest fiction in quite awhile, “the old american artist, a love story” qualifies, i believe, at the very least, as a dual- or cross-genre romance

the short portion of my product description for this new work reads :

Short Blurb

A romance and an artist’s story, how could it not be a love story?

We all love a story that shows how a loving pair, meeting obstacles in life, overcome that challenge, and resolve to love each other. But what happens during the “lived happily ever after” part? What are the details, what might the process be, achieving and living that post-crisis life?

This arc, from boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy regains girl, morphs, in this first of three books, in the trilogy Triptych, into that fuller story of life, and love.

there’s much more of course, to the story, thus the “cross” or “dual” romance notation

new posts coming this week will detail this further, including with samples

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This Week

beginning with today’s post, i will be uploading a small posting each day (or so), beginning with a bit more about the anthology book, “2 shorts, a poem, & a sampler (fiction)” –

then i’ll proceed by posting one of the four sample chapters each day, as a post, with short commentary, with more information about the novella and it’s planned arc as part of a trilogy

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so with that, i wish all of us, myself and my wife included 😉 all the best

namaste – con dios – god be with you

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About Felipe Adan Lerma

A beginner's view : integrating interests in yoga, fitness, and the arts - work in fiction, poetry, and images.
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