Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Sunshine Through the Rain

Yesterday it poured buckets of rain and I felt like it was tears falling from heaven. I tried not to watch the TV but at times was glued to every sound bite and picture that showed what had happened at Virginia Tech, over and over again. For me, it brought memories of Ecole Polytechnic in Montreal, where all day I tried desperately to reach a close friend only to finally get a hold of her the next day, with that feeling of relief pouring into me. Thousands of questions, none with answers streamed through my consciousness. Why? Why? Why? And will it ever end?

So, what did I do? I went to Starbucks in the morning for the normality of it and poured myself into my edits. Last week I did my happy dance. I finished my new dark paranormal romance and I’m now working on a first thorough read-through. Then I will print it off, place it aside for a good two weeks, which will give me time to work on my third erotic novella (can’t wait to do that) and then get out my red pen and do first edits – something I’m not looking forward to at all. My goal, to have ready for a publisher by May…any publisher out there wanting a sneak peek, drop me an email at renee@reneefield.com

Late in the afternoon I got an email from Night Owl Romance informing me that my first erotic novella, Love Me Wild, was nominated for their new Night Owl Romance Award (me shouting with glee and joy). After I checked out the site and of course emailed as many people as I could, I settled down to absorb this tidbit. The breath quite literally left my lungs. My work in the category for best shape shifter was listed with amazing romance authors leaving me with that shaky feeling for the rest of the day. So, here is a blatant plug – check this site out and cast a vote my way - http://pub48.bravenet.com/vote/vote.php?usernum=4115228275

I can’t tell you how much fun I had writing my first erotic novella, which really enabled me to push the boundaries. Ellora’s Cave also signed on for the second novella, Love Me Tender, and yes, I had lots of fun with building my sexy fantasy world and hunk of a man, with that extra special ability (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). I’m working on the third and final in the series, in between my two-week break from my main work this year. And then I plan to finish my second Titan book in the series, which has an Alpha male, a sea dragon, a feisty female librarian who is not one bit bookish, a deadly undersea plague and much more.

So, even with the pouring rain that quite literally had my hair frizzy like you wouldn’t believe I grabbed onto that slice of sunshine Night Owl Romance sent my way and smiled, smiled and smiled some more. The TV channel has been switched to the entertainment shows because I’m going to hold onto my fantasy for as long as I can for the rest of the day.

Drop me a line. I’d love to hear from you. Tell me what boundaries you’ve pushed in your writing career (I promise, I can keep a secret). Email me at renee@reneefield.com or check out my website at www.reneefield.com

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