You can tell a compelling love story that starts when the lovers are already together, and honestly, it seems like a few too many romance writers seem to assume you have to start before the characters get together. I'd like to see more writer explore established relationship in motion. Compelling fiction comes from characters suffering, and few things can make characters suffer more than taking a couple of lovers and putting an obstacle between them.Munchenhausen wrote:I think maybe this is why I'd prefer a sequel to be fresher characters... Continuing loves are boring. Yes, they're sweet and lovey and all that crap, but you can't really top the chase. Best part of a relationship, imho.Liminaut wrote:I wonder what a sequel to KS would look like?
One big aspect of the story for me that I liked was the fumbling, insecure nature of first loves and navigating that.
One of the finest (and shortest) visual novels I ever read, "Air Pressure", starts with an already established relationship, but it is far from 'sweet and lovey'.