Okay – when we write romance, it can’t be smooth sailing or it’s boring. In the writing craft, it means that you have no conflict and without conflict the book is one that will end up being a doorstop. Some writers pour a lot of angst into it and some (like me) try to infuse it with humor – not slapstick- but nothing to make you need to call 1-800-TalkMeOffThe Ledge. And face it, when it comes to love there is plenty of opportunity for conflict and discord to keep our lovers apart until the HEA.
Christmas, is a minefield of opportunities to create strife in your relationships. You add family, money, and the hustle to your usual life and you have instant-cup-o-conflict with a side of secret-spiked-eggnog. And gift-giving is the primo, number one chance to – well, end up in the doghouse.
Now, my hubby is great at gift giving (except for the early-in-the-marriage-carbon-monoxide-detector-gift-incident) and he hasn’t been sent to the doghouse yet. But,I’m thinking that one of my heroes will have to suffer the horrible fate of buying the worst gift ever. (Sorry, dude. It’s my job to make you miserable before I give you the keys to the happiness and awesome sex castle.)
I saw this video last year and I bookmarked it in my “LaughBeforeYouSmackSomeone” sanity file (admit it – you have one too) – and I thought I would share it with you.
My gift to you – laughter. The best gift. No doghouse for me!