I’ve been reading romance novels since I was in my teens – for about (ahem) 34 years! Although I’ve never sat down to count how many books I’ve read over the years, I know it’s in the hundreds.
Why the romance genre? First of all, I love reading romance because it relaxes me. Even when I was working on my master’s degree while working full time, learning a new position, I still carved out 15 minutes or so at the end of each day to read in my beloved genre. I needed that distraction to get my mind off work and school and relax enough to fall asleep.
I also completely believe in a happily-ever-after in my books. Life is tough enough sometimes, and I want to escape into a world where everything ends well.
To read more about how I became a proofreader and copy editor in the romance genre, check out this interview I did for Phon Baillie’s “Art of Proofreading” blog. I took Phon’s High-Level Proofreading Pro course, and I highly recommend it if you’re interested in working as a professional proofreader!