The Joys of Writing Romantic Comedy

For the first time during NaNoWriMo, I am attempting to write a real, honest-to-God romantic comedy. I’ve always written a few funny scenes before (mostly because I can’t help it– they sneak in no matter how dramatic and serious I try to be), but I’ve never tried writing something that’s meant to be funny, pretty much beginning to end.

I am in love.

Questions I ran into while writing tonight:

Is “butt cheek” one word, two words, or a hyphenated word? (I went with two words, mostly for the sake of my word count.)

How about “spandex-clad”? Same hyphen/one word/two word question. (I went with hyphenated. It just didn’t look right any other way.)

How do you spell wienerschintzel? (Turns out that wiener-schnitzel is hyphenated. Who knew?)

I had to stop to Google “double entendre foods.” (Oh there are so many. It goes well beyond smothered chicken breast, people.)

And, finally, I had to look up how to spell “lasciviousness.”

I bet you did not have as much fun writing your scene as I did– or even, I daresay, watching reruns of the Simpsons and eating leftover Halloween candy. Writing romantic comedy wins.