The thing about talking to Selena was that I realized when she’s particularly intense about something, she finds a movie analogy to describe it.
Musicians hear tintinnabuli, tonality and hierarchical pitch delivered through the intersection of mathematics and sound. The rest of us hear music. Our ears, through the very human reaction of nerves and sensation, translate it to emotion.
One of the first questions a romance writer has to answer is “Why is this character single?” The older the character, the more complicated the answer to that question can be.