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Monday, February 27, 2012
The Most Depressing Kiss That Never Was
Ahhh… kisses and romance.I wish I could tell you I'm an immensely romantic person, but in actuality nothing could be further from the truth.Sure, I enjoy a good romantic story and I love writing about Christina and Shaw in Future Savior, but for the most part my own love life can be summed up in two words: crapped on.From being cheated on to being dumped on my birthday, romance hasn't been the number one thread in my life.Luckily my husband has helped to cure my romantic anorexia, but in previous years things were lack luster at best.Today, I've decided to share with you a story about the most depressing non-kiss in the history of the world!
I was in 9th grade on a field trip with my classmates.We were returning to school pretty late and, while sitting in the back of the bus, some kids came up with the brilliant idea to play a modified version of Spin-The-Bottle… I think we were using a pencil for the "bottle".Anyway, one of the cutest guys in the whole class was up to spin.Amazingly, it landed on me!To say I was excited would be an understatement, but instead of kissing me the boy said, "I can't do it!She's too ugly!"
Of course to try and save face, I laughed it off like it was some big joke, but on the inside I was crushed.How horrifying, right?Thus begineth my life time of self deprecation.However, before you feel too badly for me, and before you strike up the violins to play at my pity party, I think I turned out okay in the looks department.I'm no longer "the ugly girl".
I suppose I could end this post here, but what a horrible way to leave a post about romance and kissing!So to try and cheer you up a little bit, let me share with you my favorite romantic scene from a movie.The year was 1998 and I had the biggest crush on Ben Affleck.Now, I know Armageddon is not the most romantic movie ever… or even a very good movie at that, but the scene with Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler eating animal crackers for some reason gets me every time. I think this scene is just so realistic in its simplicity… and Ben looking so fine certainly helps too!Okay, go ahead and make fun of my romantic scene pick.I've been picked on for worse… after all, I was the ugly girl!
All righty then… now it's time for some shameless plugs.First and foremost, Future Savior Three: Evacuation will be released on Thursday! I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!In honor of the simple fact that I was actually able to write three books, I've giving away the best prize EVER:
BECOME PART OF THE STORY!!!That's right.If you buy a copy of Future Savior Three: Evacuation, you could win a chance to be a character in Future Savior Four: Desecration.Stop by my blog (http://jenniferhartz.com/blog) later this week to find out how to enter. Plus leave a comment here for your chance to win the post card I'm holding in the above picture... complete with my John Hancock.