Tuesday, November 07, 2006
I used to want a pivotal love scene, like in those great 1980's movies. I wanted that one scene where the characters are finally realizing they are in love and deeply.
You know, like that amazing scene in Say Anything when John Cusack shows up playing "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel? Or when Jake is waiting behind the car for Molly Ringwald in Sixteen Candles? Or when Molly gives Judd Nelson her earring in The Breakfast Club?
Ah, melting even thinking about those scenes now!
So, maybe my love for these "love revealed" scenes led me to YA romance. I mean, how cool is it to write a makeout scene for a werewolf hero, just moments before the rising moon will separate him and his celebutante love? Pivotal.
I'm not sure that those moments really exist in everyday life, but they sure are fun to read and write. You're rooting for the characters to get together. You're nearly bubbling over with excitement as their relationship is finally out in the open. It's yummy.
So prove me wrong... do those scenes happen? Or is it only something we wish would happen in real life?
Heather Davis is the author of Never Cry Werewolf, HarperCollins 2008