Now that I am free from laborious job related tasks, I'm free to write again and my summer plans are crazy, so much so I most likely will not be able to do it all. First on my list is entering contests, two of which have the first few days of June as the deadlines. Considering most of May consisted of a sleepless grade-athon where I had to ignore my poor son, I'm making it up to him on a staycation we are having with my family from abroad. This fantastic downtime is exactly what I needed, but leaves little time or energy to write. Since that little smile appearing on my guy's face and him finally telling us he loves us (he's not a softy) are much more important than entering a contest, I've placed my priorities well.
Now, I have time. I'm sharing this link below since I don't believe in competition but writing alliances and support. If you have time, enter too! I may not be able to finish this novella in time, but it is a great exercise and I might turn it into a full-length novel later. The contest guidelines are below followed by Chapter 1 of my novella.
Subverted Fairy Tales: Got a 10,000-word to 30,000-word romance based on a classic fairy tale but subverted in fun, fresh, original ways? Perhaps Beauty is a beta-male librarian and Beast is a brusque, female kickboxing champion whose paths cross? There are so many possibilities here and we want to see your modern take on these classic favorites. (submission deadline June 1, 2015) - See more at: http://www.crimsonromance.com/submissions/#sthash.PHIWJACS.dpuf
I'm halfway completed and it is an office romance based loosely on Rumpelstiltskin, called Skin. Just a recap of a version of the fairytale, Rumpelstiltskin helps the Miller's daughter spin hay into gold so she can marry a prince, but must promise her firstborn child unless she can guess his name. She manages to do so after some help and saves her firstborn living happily ever after.
|My Rumpel will be much more attractive of course|
Here you meet the heroine, Goldie (Miller's daughter), and her plight, where Chapter 2 will introduce the sweet, yet dark and intense, trickster Russell (Rumpelstiltskin).