Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Writing for Fun - Donna Alward
But once in a while it feels good to mix it up and do something different.
That was the case when I started writing Sold To The Highest Bidder. I wanted to write something just for fun. When I heard about the Samhain Cowboy Round-up call for submissions, I thought, oooh, perfect! I surely could fit in a novella to my writing schedule, and satisfy that urge to break loose from my normal fare.
Lucky for me, my editor liked it a lot and today it hits e-shelves with the print version coming in Feb of 2011.
Is it different from my Romances? In some ways, yes. It's a little bit hotter. It's set in the US, rather than in Canada. It pushes a few boundaries I don't push in the Romance line....some of the differences are obvious and some are more subtle. And yet I think anyone who reads it will realize it stays true to the way I write - an emotional ride with characters trying to find exactly where they belong. And like any good romance, we all know that place is TOGETHER. Geography rarely has anything to do with it.
All in all, breaking routine was really fun - and I hope you enjoy it too! You can check out the deets HERE.