Saturday 29 September 2012

Writing Outside the Comfort Zone

This past week or so, I've been busy getting my pre-edits done and sent back for Christmas is Cancelled but I've also been working on a project that pushes me well outside my comfort zone...

I've been writing an erotic romance. Shock horror!

Believe me, nobody is more surprised than me to be writing in this genre but I saw the following submission call:
Serviced Anthology: Our Serviced anthology is an ongoing submission call. Stories must be under 10k, have a heat rating of at least 3, and be original stories. There is no other theme besides having something to do with the army, military, navy, or air force as well as being romantic/erotic in nature. We will be doing two a year, one with a focus on m/m stories, the other on m/f stories. The anthology will consist of 10 stories each with M/F published Mar 8th, 2013.
At first, I thought nothing of it, but then my own editor at Breathless posted on Facebook to say they were short on submissions and it got me thinking... wondering... could I actually step outside my comfort zone and write a suitable story? Once the challenge was set in my mind, almost like a dare, I knew I had to give it a go.

If you follow me on Facebook, you may have been one of the many voters helping me choose an alternate pen name - so that I can keep the 'erotic' side away from the 'contemporary romance and young adult' side adding an extra division so that I don't have to make my 'Aurelia' Facebook page and blog settings 'over 18' considering I will also be writing young adult at some point.

So, earlier this week a new writer was created called Allie A Burrow, see Introducing Allie..., she even has her own website, complete with blog, and Facebook page:

Allie A Burrow

So what of the story?

I hit send today! If you want to find out what happens, you'll have to keep an eye on Allie's Facebook page and blog for any updates...

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