I know I’ve been a bit MIA lately. There are a couple things going on:
- I’m searching for a new job. I would REALLY like to do something different.
- I just joined an online writing workshop put on by romance author Jeffe Kennedy, through Outreach International Romance Writers—my first-ever writing workshop! The subject is “Sex as a Tool for Character Transformation,” which sounds very unique as a focus (as compared to the books that I’ve flipped through about writing romance). I’m already getting a lot of my questions answered that don’t have to do with sex, so I’m looking forward to learning so much more once we get into the thick of this topic.
But don’t worry! I’m still doing some actual fiction writing. In fact, I just wrote 10 new pages of my story today.
Wondering what’s happening in chapter 11 so far?
Rome takes Labriella to the tavern wench, who in turn takes her “home” to train her. Labriella is no prodigy, and she has plenty of reservations and self-confidence issues standing in the way of her learning how to “walk the walk” and “talk the talk” needed to survive the next noble event—not to mention she seems to lack the natural grace she is encouraged to emulate. But if she is going to be convincing to the other nobles, she has to first convince Rome. And before she convinces Rome, she must first believe herself that she is attractive, that she can outsmart the nobles, and that she can seduce Rome.