I have the outline for a great historic novel, “Operation Domino”. It’s set during the Intifada of the 1980’s. There’s action, a secret society, intrigue, romance, and a hero that becomes the villain. I’ve named characters and researched Middle East the settings.
But haven’t written it – yet.
Then there’s pieces of a song that’s wafted through my head for a couple years. I can hear the tune, the words to the chorus and part of a verse. It’s relatable with a great hook.
But haven’t completed it – yet.
For six months, Chris has been mulling over a great idea for romancing his sweetheart. It involves renting a drop-top car to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway to Banner Elk. Rachel loves brunch on the patio at Bodegas and he’d like to give her that Endless-Heart charm for her Pandora bracelet.
He bought the charm but hasn’t reserved the car – yet.
Notice what these have in common?
- Great ideas.
- Detailed plans.
- No action.
If you have a great idea for a romance, if you’ve been inspired by one of my Romantic suggestions, if you’ve heard about an Interlude you know your sweetheart would relish but haven’t taken action, you’re missing a great opportunity for romance.
What’s your reasons for not taking action? Fear? Doubt? Lack of time?
I’m not here to beat you down or try to guilt you into anything. Instead, let me ask a couple questions.
- Would you enjoy the romantic idea in your mind?
- Would your sweetheart enjoy that idea?
- Would you enjoy sharing the Romantic Interlude with your sweetheart?
Yes. Yes! And YES!! And if the outcome looks terrific as an idea, image the outcome of following through.
There’s your reason, that will drive you to take action, to create the Romantic Interlude, to advance your relationship.
Robert, a hopeless romantic
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