Monday, January 4, 2010

The beginning

Good morning!

PRINCESS ROBIN is ranked #55 in Kindle Store this morning. A shout out to the OK City Chorus of Sweet Adelines that I think must be responsible. Thanks, girls! I hope you enjoy the story.

A short blurb on ROBIN's history: The year is 2003. This author is on the cusp of publication, having contracted her first novel to the first publisher who read it. (Probably not the smartest move.) I'm soon to be ineligible for the unpublished authors contests in the RWA (Romance Writers of America). I've been entering my two contemporary novels and consistently getting in the finals, but never taking first place. If I have any hope of being a successful author, shouldn't I be able to nail a couple of these contests? I decide to "target market" the contest realm.

Here are the requirements, as I see them:
1. Take a familiar theme and twist it
2. Throw the hero and heroine in immediate conflict
3. Obey the rules of romance--no "head hopping," clear POV, immediate sexual tension
4. Make it fun


That's enough for today.

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Have a wonderful day!


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