Hey everyone! So I’m kind of at a dead end right here. So I’m writing the sequel to my novella and it’s a reunited romance. Long story short (and spoiler for those who haven’t read it: The MCs were best friends who realized that they loved each other when it was too late. Now, they’re back in touch, and my FMC struggles to realize if she still loves my MMC too much. And she’s afraid that if she tells him, she’ll lose him again
I’m sort of at a limbo because I really want to make things as realistic as possibly can. My novella prequel really benefitted from staying as realistic as possible and I think it can really aid my sequel. I’m just not sure how to fill in the gaps. I know the beginning and end, but the middle I’m stuck at. I also want to avoid as much cliches as possible, but again, not sure how to do that.
So, what are your tips and tricks for writing reunited romance? And what do you think are some things to avoid?