Three topics today: contests (as in entering blog contests), contests (as in the writing kind), and writing.
Well – of all the oddness, I won another contest. I was a runner up and have won copies of all three of Lydia Dare’s Regency werewolf series. (Lydia Dare contest). I was just thinking about this contest last night for some reason and when I checked my email this morning, I got the email. That’s two contests in two weeks. That’s freakin’ awesome!
The question was, if your significant other was a werewolf, would you want to know, then why or why not. I answered:
Absolutely I would want to know if my husband was a werewolf. In the first place, if I might whelp a puppy, rather than a 100% human child, it’d be helpful to know that…before the ultrasound tech passed out at the first check. If werewolves aren’t common knowledge (which as far as I know in this world they are not), then knowing before would keep me from having that check.
In the 2nd – I’d want to know if it were possible to be changed into one. Even if I couldn’t, I’d still love having a were as a husband. Just think – if he and I got into a nasty fight he could literally be sent to the doghouse (and fit!). He would be even nicer to snuggle up to in the winter in front of the fireplace, and I’d never have to worry about being attacked if he and I went out walking late at night. Who’s gonna attack a woman walking with a wolf?
How cool is that?! The contest. Not my entry. I was kind of giddy when I wrote it.
Yeeks – I should hear in the next day or three whether or not I finaled in the two writing contests that are still floating out there, Celtic Hearts’ Golden Claddagh, and Windy City’s 4 Seasons. There’s always hope, but we shall see. I’d love to get my work in front of the publishers that are the finalist judges (there’s also an agent, if memory serves, involved in the 4 Seasons contest).
This fits surprisingly well with my win in Lydia Dare’s contest because as I may, or may not, have mentioned in prior posts, I kind of like the idea of a paranormal Regency romance series. Not really connected to most of the characters from my modern paranormal Blood Wars series, but set in the same alternate reality. I started hatching a plot idea last night and have a couple of characters (new) who I think might do well together. The idea actually isn’t far off from some of my thoughts in the contest entry above. But we shall see. Details anon, if it goes well.