Happy Monday! How is everyone today? Hopefully, you all are doing well. I’m doing pretty great! I’m getting really excited for Christmas, it’s right around the corner. I have a couple of last minute presents to wrap, but then I’m done for this holiday season. Woot woot!
Today’s Meredith’s Monday Musings is all about: Soap Operas
Who here wants to admit that they used to/still do watch a soap opera? Anyone? I’ll admit that I used to watch All My Children. Growing up, my Mom would watch it and of course I wanted to watch the show with her. Before I knew it, I got hooked on the show.
I use to love watching All My Children. My favorite parts were always the drama scenes. When the hero, Ryan would save the heroine, Greenlee from the evil clutches of Dr. David Hayward. There was just something so exciting about it!
I think this is one of the reasons why I love writing romance books today. Whenever I read fiction books, they’re good of course, but they don’t have the type of drama, suspense, and passion between two characters as characters in a romance book do. As an author, these are the most fun scenes to write too!
Sadly, in 2011 All My Children was cancelled. :-( It broke my heart. Thankfully though, a few other avid fans put up dozens of clips from the show, so whenever I get stuck writing a scene, I always have those clips to get my muse going again.
Before anyone says it, yes I know that General Hospital is still going. However, it just isn’t the same to me as All My Children. I grew up watching that soap opera. I knew the characters and their back stories so well. With General Hospital, I don’t know anything, so it’s really hard to get into watching it.
So, will anyone admit now that they watch soap operas? It’s okay, I promise not to tell. ;-)