First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS to Jennifer Jakes! RAFE'S REDEMPTION is going to be published by The Wild Rose Press in e-book and print formats. This manuscript was a 2010 Golden Heart Finalist, and we are all so very happy for Jennifer.
Now, for a little inspiration to get us all moving forward on our writing journeys:
I do love to write. Writing has been a steady force through a few ups and downs, but let's face it--sometimes, a girl just has to do a little...ahem...research to get inspired. Some might call it procrastination. Some might question the necessity of searching through semi-nude male photo after semi-nude male photo, but take it from a pre-published author--in the end, it will be worth it. And as for how it helps in the here and now...well, do I really have to expound on those benefits?
For example, my current WIP is about two competing chefs. Who can really resist a man in an apron? Especially if he's wearing little else and catering to my foodie needs. So I painstakingly pored over images, hoping to get some sizzling pictures to inspire my hash-slinging hero until I finally found just the right ones. Here are just a couple of the too-hot-for-my-kitchen top chefs I came across:
Oh, my, is it hot in here, or is it just that chefs wear too many clothes? But what exactly is the cure for procrastination of this sort? The need to give my fully visualized characters their HEA, of course.
Okay, okay, I've "researched" enough.
But before I go, any other chefs warm your burners?