Sunday, April 29, 2012

Devil's Bitch

This is my first time participating in Six Sentence Sunday, and I must admit I'm a little nervous! It took me a long time to sift through my work to see what I might want to feature. Even as I love it, a lot of my erotica still leaves me feeling embarrassed, kind of like why I'll go to chick flicks by myself so I don't have to cry in front of somebody or try to hold it all in.

I love my passion, and I love me some romance, so here's a bit from my WIP "Devil's Bitch," which I hope to submit for publishing sometime soon. The cat-and-mouse between Norelia and Reoth is so much fun, and he knows just how to draw her in: make her a wager she can't refuse.

"You bested me, but you will never conquer me. And if you think taking to wife the heir of Lomyr will make you Emperor, I advise you to sleep lightly."

Behind her, she heard him chuckle softly. "I will never make you do anything you do not desire to do, Princess," he said. His grip tightened painfully on her arm, yet she would not flinch. "But know this: you will be begging to serve me by the time the last harvest comes in."

Ah, I love his confidence! Those two are endlessly entertaining.

For more fun and tantalizing bitty excerpts from other fantastic writers, check out the awesome folk at Six Sentence Sunday!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The one where I say hello

This is one blog I never thought I'd ever set up. Not really. Hoped I would, but never really held out hope.

Wow, that's a positive way to begin a blog...

The Penned Fox is mainly for my readers. I wanted to post something away from my braindump blog that could be dedicated to just my writing, my thoughts on writing, observations on this new path called Published as opposed to still being an "author hopeful." I want to do things like join the Six Sentence Sunday meme and feature some of my WIP's.

This whole thing has been interesting. Part of me is still rather stunned that overnight I went from hopeful to being offered a publishing contract. After I sent all of my information in, signed the contract and accepted NNP's offer, all weekend I was wringing my hands and half-expecting an email along the lines of, "Sorry, we've made a horrible mistake..."

And interestingly enough, all of my embarrassment and insecurity over talking about my writing to people has vanished. I used to feel somewhat silly talking about it as if it were a real thing instead of the unreachable pipe dream it felt like. Was I fooling myself? Was I refusing to see reality?

Thankfully, no.

Instead of going on about the whole, "don't stop believin'" and such, I see it more as always having faith in yourself. We all have an inborn gift, a genius. Fostering that genius gets us closer to uncovering our genuine selves, and you can definitely find my genuine self in my writing.