I have been trying to come up with a story and I always like to put romance it whatever the genre I might come up with. Like it would be fantasy and romance or historical fiction and romance. The thing is I don’t really mind world building or researching about a certain era to get an idea about that time. It’s much easier, in a way, for me to write a paragraph about it but when I actually try to come up and write romantic scenes. It always feels wrong either it is too cheesy or odd to my liking. Or I just completely abandon the main plot and get distracted.
I tried writing a fantasy/history plot alone but then I always find my mind drifting to romantic scenarios and prompts.
How do you balance writing a story with romance as a subplot?
Or how do you even write romance without destroying it?