The hermit crab has a lovely little shell to run into when he wants to hide. Me, well, I'm in my office. You can't see my face, which is helpful right now. Because my winning chapter from THE SPANISH MAGNATE'S REVENGE is on the I Heart Presents blog this morning.
Not that I mind sharing it with you. But it's nerve-wracking to be so publicly out there with my writing, where instant feedback can happen. I felt this way with my published short stories too, btw. It's scary, and I have a feeling I will always feel this way, even should I be lucky enough to have a long and productive writing career (which is my goal).
So I'll be here hiding while you go read my chapter. 🙂 It's already been revised since I sent it to the contest, but alas, you can't see the revisions until the book is finished and in print (thinking positively of course).
I hope you enjoy it! 🙂 If you don't, don't tell me. *grin*
Lynn, that chapter is awesome! If anyone says anything bad, its complete bitterness because the work deserves the accolades. Great job! Alejandro is HOT!
Sizzle! Sizzle! I have to take a cold shower now. LOL
Otto says he is so proud of you.
Quit hiding in your room, girl, … you are a star.
Thanks, SP! Glad you like Alejandro. He definitely had me sizzling while writing. These two characters were fun. I loooove a good alpha male bad boy!
Cyn, thank you! And thanks to Otto too. He was one of my early fans (the mystery story, LOL), though of course he is your fan first and foremost! Y’all are sweet. 🙂
First of all congratulations on your Instant Seduction win. What a wonderful accomplishment. I read your first chapter and it’s great! I entered the contest too. No feedback from HM&B, but I’ve gotten some great feedback from a multi published writer and an editor. I’m on my 3rd rewrite. I can’t give up on my story yet. Since the contest I’ve written another complete manuscript and started another hoping one day to receive the call.
Thank you very much, Patricia! Wow, you’re certainly prolific! Keep on writing. I’m already rewriting parts of that chapter, btw. 🙂 I’m sure Sally Williamson will talk about why on Thursday.
We always have to be open to new ideas, and keep trying. You’ve got the right attitude. 🙂 Thanks again.
All this Lynn-love is making me a little ill… her ego is going to get out of control! 🙂
(Kidding–but someone must keep your feet on the ground, right? Time for the Problem Child to live up to her name..)
That chapter rocks!
ROFL! Count on the PC to keep me in line. 🙂
Lynn you should feel very proud of yourself. It’s a wonderful first chapter.
LOL..at you hiding away in your office, I would feel the exact same if my first chapter was up. But honestly you can hold your head up with pride.
You will probably get some negative comments but that will be sour grapes I’m sure. Looking forward to reading more of it.
Thanks, Chris! I’m working hard, trying to get the rest of the story in shape. 🙂
Wonderful, awesome chapter Lynn. I’ve been blog-hopping today and was stuck on the Presents site for quite a while reading your stuff and the comments. Well deserved praise. I can’t wait to buy the book!
Thank you, Carol! I’m glad you liked it. I’m working hard to get the book written and live up to the promise of that first chapter. It’s fun, but exhausting too. 🙂