This is my first post at Romancing the Past and I want to thank my fellow Carina Press historical authors for letting me hang out here. I'm thrilled to be a part of such a great group of authors!
I'm both excited and a little scared my first historical romance novella Lessons In Indiscretion will be published June 20th. I've been published for the last five years but it's all been mostly contemporary romances. Writing a historical has always been a dream of mine but I was too intimidated. Afraid I would get details wrong, facts wrong...and that I would be called out on it. Too much of a risk, I told myself.
Especially when you look at my first historical attempts. So. Awful. You see, historical romances were my first love. Lavyrle Spencer, Julie Garwood, Jude Deveraux and Judith McNaught...I gobbled their books up like candy. I told myself, "You could do this." And so I set out to write a grand, epic historical romance novel.
My attempts were awful. All fits and starts and out of order scenes and lots of telling and lots and lots of adverbs (I love adverbs - they get a bad rap but my past use of them was ridiculous).
Eventually I allowed life to get in the way and the next thing you know, fifteen years flew by. When I started writing seriously toward publication back in late 2005 I considered attempting a historical but told myself, "Nooooo".
I'm glad I finally got the courage to try. And I thank Lavyrle, Julie, Jude and Judith for giving me such inspiration way back in the day. I wouldn't be here without them. Seriously.
(I'm having an awesome contest over on my blog where I'm giving away a KINDLE! Check out all the details on my contest page!)
Also, check out my book trailer for Lessons In Indiscretion!
Do you have any favorite old historical romances? Let's reminisce!