Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Road Trip Wednesday - First Kiss

Well I'm new to this, but here goes. This is YA Highway's Road Trip Wednesday, a Blog Carnival for reading and writing related questions. And you know me, if there's a carnival involved, I'm there with bells on. Ding Ding Ding.
This week's question asks us to compare our firsts kiss with those of our favorite characters. Oh, gawd. 
All right, let's get this over with. My very first kiss didn't happen until I was *gulp* seventeen. My boyfriend was in the military and had been gone for about eight months or so. So we had A LOT of build up. Plus there was the added tension of how much we had missed each other. It was 1 a.m., summertime, crickets chirping. I ran down my driveway to meet him sooner. *sentimental sigh* I think the only bad thing that happened was that my foot caught in a blackberry bramble. 
He was a really good guy, especially for my first love. I was definitely lucky in that sense. I think I'm one of a few lucky people who can look back on my first kiss without resentment or regret, and I'm grateful for that.
Now, I read A LOT. I mean, I could go in debt if people didn't loan me books. But THE ONLY kiss that stood out in my head when I first saw the question was from Twilight (NOT the movie). I don't know why. Bella and Edward aren't my favorite characters, but *shrug* something about them just stuck with me. And then, when I tried to think of others, I realized why.
I love it when characters resist each other. Because it just makes that moment when they finally give in so much more....(insert unnameable emotion here). I guess that's the motivation behind my WIP too (SPOILERZ). So how was your first kiss, and how does it compare to your favorite book?

<3 Kelsey Leigh


  1. Great points! I do think that strongly-resisted-kiss is the MOST powerful.

  2. No need to gulp about being seventeen--I'd just turned eighteen for mine!
    Summertime, crickets chirping--that's a lovely scene.

  3. So glad someone had a nice romantic first kiss...maybe we all should have waited until seventeen!

  4. I definitely agree--the resisted kisses really are the best. :)

  5. Okay, so much to love about this post! First, the adorable picture of the couple on the swing. Second, your endearing and slightly humorous first kiss story. Third, you're so right about the Edward and Bella kiss. I don't like them at all, but there was something about the build up to that scene and the danger of it. Great post! :)

  6. Well, you lucky thing! A good first kiss story!

  7. Great first kiss story! And the anticipation is always, always the best part!