Confession: I have a thing for shoes.
This has to do with writing, I swear, stick with me.
As a writer, one might think I work from home. And I do, sort of. But I also have a day job and that day job has me traveling as much as 90% of the time. You’d think this means I’d have places to wear cute shoes, right?
Not so much.
It’s not practical to try to run from one terminal to another, trying desperately to catch a flight, in saucy heels. I’m very clumsy and I’d probably break an ankle. Additionally, most of my client sites are very conservative so only plain black pumps or neutral. Nothing kitten-sexy.
At conventions like RT or RWA, I do break out the more daring heels for the evening events. Masquerades, formal parties, and fun dinners? Oh yes! But it’s key to break those shoes in before attempting to wear them out. Otherwise, I’m risking the inability to walk at all after a night on high heels. Soreness, swelling…a couple of after-effects and worse than a hangover in some ways.
So what’s a writer to do? Nothing’s stopping me from wearing my cute shoes at home when I’m writing.
Yup, on the couch, at my desk, or in my bed, I like to slip on my cute shoes to break them in and stretch them out a bit while I’m working away on my next manuscript. I’m still in super comfy yoga pants or jammies and no one is likely to see me, but hey – just wearing my cute shoes makes me happy. And a happy writer writes fun, saucy scenes. Yes? ;)
Thank you for having me as a guest!
* all photos taken by PJ Schnyder, of PJ’s feet, wearing PJ’s shoes. No other people’s feet were harmed in the making of this blog post. :P
To celebrate the release of Fighting Kat, I’m giving away a Triton Experiment themed gift package with a surprise special addition in honor of the Smutketeers – a small bottle of scotch, Kat’s drink of choice when adult libations are called for. To enter, please leave a comment and answer this question:
Cute shoes, love them or couldn’t care less?
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Available at Carina Press on January 13, 2014 and Amazon.com preorder and Barnes & Noble preorder and All Romance eBooks preorder Book two of The Triton Experiment Intergalactic mercenary Kat Darah has been ordered to keep her shape-shifting ability a secret from everyone but those closest to her, for her own safety. She’s learned how to control the feral rage…for the most part. But when Lieutenant Rygard’s military unit goes missing, she’ll use every skill she has to find her man.
Lt. Christopher Rygard has witnessed his girl shift, and he still wants her. After Kat rescues him from alien clutches, he’d like nothing more than to wrap her in his arms again, but his first duty is to his men. And half of them have been shipped off-planet to be sold as slaves.
Kat and Rygard will need to form a new team to go deep undercover, posing as gladiators and learning to fight together in order to survive. In the arena, it’s all about who is the strongest predator…