I've been writing stories, or at least making them up, since I can remember. I've been writing romantic stories since 1986. But since 1990 all of my heroes have begun to look the same. Normally that would be a problem for a professional writer.
But it's not a problem for me. Because all of my heroes are based on my husband. 🙂
I've been working on my novel Little Miss Lovesick, which I plan to release as an ebook next month. Reading it over again for the first time in a few years, I'm seeing how many of John's characteristics appear in the hero, Matt. Tall, dark and handsome. Makes the heroine, Sydney, laugh. Kisses like fireworks. <giggle>
Of course, all the heroes in my stories aren't John verbatim. That would be boring to read – and perhaps eventually boring to write. But we've been together since our sophomore year of college, so there are plenty of bits and pieces to use. Sometimes something real simply gives me an idea for something I later make up.
In any case, I think John's a pretty romantic guy. So I'm sure one way or another I'll be making up romantic stories for the rest of my life. I'm a pretty lucky girl.