*Reminder: The next contest will begin Friday, July 6th and will run until July 20th. Stay tuned for details.
Now, for the burning question on romance. Ever dreamed of writing romance? Well, if so, this is your moment to let it shine. This weekend, I found myself skipping around the blogosphere, visiting others. I happened upon the Romantic Friday Writers blog, where I lingered, perusing for fifteen minutes! The hosts, Denise Covey and Donna Hole have come up with a saucy way to challenge writers. Their next challenge is July 13th. Check it out!
I was inspired to drag a manuscript out of a dusty file from my computer. This particular story is one of my many shiny ideas, I began two years ago. It sizzled, and then, fizzled, as I decided romance was not the genre I wanted to write. Saturday, I reviewed the first 50 pages, and once again, fell in love with the characters and storyline. Not my usual rating of PG-13 or lower, this story contains several blushing moments. *o* It isn't your standard Harlequin Romance, that's not my style. It's fun, including a little danger, mystery, and a few steamy scenes. Here are the ingredients I used: a dash of cayenne pepper, two sprigs of mint, a teaspoon of vanilla, and 1/2 cup of condensed sweetened milk.
What am I going to do with it, you ask?
I won a 50 page copy edit in the March Madness event I participated in this past spring. Guess what? I'm sending in the pages this week! Thank you to the Romantic Friday Writer ladies for the inspiration.
How about you? Ever desired to sneak outside of your comfort zone? Have you ever wanted to write romance and chickened out? Do you secretly read romance? Tell me, I'd love to know!