I’ve been working on my WIP for years now and have been working with an editor but it’s starting to get costly. So I’ve decided to invest in working with a cp. My genre is YA/NA adventure fantasy with some “sweet romance”.
I also have a book blogging site, amateur bookstagrammer, and just recently started my own booktube channel. Marketing is the hardest part about writing a book, so I thought I would get a jump start on building connection in the book community:)
YA/NA fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy, Sweet Romance, Chick-Lit, Adventure, Mystery – – -then occasionally Suspense Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Medium Romance, Historical Romance, YA Science Fiction
Horror, erotica, westerns, Punk Science Fiction,
Three best friends all with their secrets. Kenna, a human girl who has been having weird realistic dreams of a man she’s never met. Meeghan a refugee from a distant world that was invaded and destroyed and now lives on earth as a human, and Dawn, one of four Arkinians sent to Earth with a mission to organize and prepare the human candidates for Earth’s upcoming Aevo trial.
Secrets are revealed, friendships are tested, and new alliances are made when a rebel Arkinian group infiltrates and disrupts the Earth’s Aevo trial.
It may sound sci-fi, and it may be, but there are plenty of magical elements within the story.
I have a prologue, but I’ll start with chapter 1…
Kenna’s eyes refused to open, even though her internal alarm clock was telling her it was time to wake up. Her bed was too comfortable, so she leached on to every second that passed.
What day is it? Do I need to get up?
Anxiety surfaced and her muscles tensed, and instinctively she prepared herself for an ‘oh-shit’ morning. Class starts at eight! And before she could jump out of bed and scramble to get ready, she remembered being at the museum with her mom yesterday. Wait, today’s Sunday. Her body relaxed, and she nuzzled into her pillow. Now, if I could just fall asleep and get back to my dream. She groaned knowing there was zero chance at that happening.
From across the room, she stared at the wall calendar hanging above her telescope. Despite the closed curtains, enough light filtered in to see the big, red X’s marked out most of April. She’d been tracking the nights whenever she’d had one of her crazy, realistic dreams.
The dreams had started out like any other dream, vague and impractical. Eventually, the world she woke up to wasn’t so fake and dream-like. Her dream village even had a name, Trounoch. Her days in Trounoch were fun, relaxing, even productive. Life was simpler there compared to her life during the hours she was awake on Earth. Trounoch, a small village with cozy, rustic homes, stone walkways instead of roads, and the friendliest community of neighbors, all seemed so pre-technology but on the contrary there was more advanced technology incorporated into the homes and buildings that would make any tech-guru jealous.
Now a month later, Kenna questioned if these dreams were dreams at all. With no explanation, other than her mind has finally given into her desire to discover intelligent life beyond Earth, she decided something bigger was happening. She didn’t want to accept she was going crazy. No, she was positive she was waking up and living a completely different life. Trounoch felt real. The people there felt real. He felt real.
Here are some best practices for reaching out to a potential CP:
- Include the link to your own CP Match profile! You can find it on your Dashboard. Don't have one yet? What are you waiting for? Anyone with a WriteOnCon.org account can make one!
- Introduce yourself a little, and say what appealed to you about their listing.
- Respect what's listed here in their profile. They took the time to fill it out, and they've included this information for a reason. Don't send a message about a book they specifically say is a Hard No, for example.
- Offer to swap a small sample of your works, so you can see if you're really compatible. First chapters are a good starting place.
- If one party no longer wants to continue the interaction, it's nobody's fault. Sometimes finding the right CP takes time.
Happy writing and CPing!