Saturday, June 11, 2011

I pushed the send button. Now I wait...

Piper’s Passion Cookies has been submitted. Yay!

I completed the first draft on the due date, so I didn’t have much time to fret or edit. After a quick read-through, I rephrased a few sentences here and there with the help of two fabulous fellow authors. It is unlike me to spend so little time polishing my work, but with less than five minutes before the deadline, I pushed the send button anyway. Aaugh!

A blurb of my short story:

Piper Bell finds an old wooden chest in the attic while rummaging through her grandmother’s belongings. Inside is a book titled Granny Bell’s Magic Recipes. The cookbook couldn’t have come at a better time, for she needs to take cookies to the neighborhood pool party. With the touch of an enchanted easy-peasy ingredient, Granny Bell’s passion cookies promise to capture even the most reluctant man’s attentions—and her love life could certainly use a little magic.
She tests her first batch on the poolside bachelor partygoers, and Voila! The fruit cookies are a success. Men are swarming her like yellow jackets on watermelon, including Donovan Tate, the man on her mind since moving to Magnolia Acres the day before. The passion begins and things heat up… but Piper wonders if she should’ve stayed out of the kitchen.

I had fun writing my first humor-romance. Creating the quirky narrative and wacky characters was exhilarating, and I look forward to revisiting them in future sequels. Piper is already cooking up new magical adventures in my head.  

I’ll know if my story is a finalist in the 1PlaceForRomance summer romance contest by June 15th. (Wish me luck!) Until then, I wait…


9 comments:

J.M. Powers said...

My fingers are crossed for you, CE. As a matter of fact, so are my toes, arms, legs and eyes. Is there anything else I can cross? If so, I'm so crossing it.
Only a few more days!

Jyoti Mishra said...

All the very best of luck !!!!
Well written
Loved it.

C.E. Hart said...

Thanks so much! I appreciate the well wishes - and all the crossings. lol ;) Hugs

Deborah said...

All the best, CE!

C.E. Hart said...

Thank you, Deborah!

Mary said...

Good luck to you! I know how hard it is to push that button and I wish you the very best returns.
Mary

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Oh good luck! I know they are going to love your story and it is going to win! I just know it! Your such an amazing writer!

Wendy said...

Your writing captured my attention! Loved the yellow jackets on watermelon LOL

Best of Luck!!

Wendy

C.E. Hart said...

Thank you, Wendy. :) I found out I'm a finalist. Yay!

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