Looking for Someone to Bounce Ideas off of
Thank you for taking the time to read this mini blurb! Hopefully something in it stands out to you.
Writing has been a hobby of mine for a few years. Its always been a dream of mine to become a published author. Recently, I’ve been doing my best to make this dream a reality. It’s harder than one would think! I’m determined though. I’d like to think that having someone to talk to will help oil the gears in my mind; perhaps inspire me as well. If I can do the same in turn for that person, I’d be pleased.
Romance is my bread and butter. I enjoy writing about it in all of my stories. That said, I don’t like when romance is the central plot. I enjoy putting my protagonist up against all manner of strife and drama. I tend to gravitate more towards the fantasy realm of things. If I were to classify my most recent ideas, they would fit within the realm of urban fantasy or maybe high fantasy.
I also enjoy exploring the challenges in the here and now. Not all demons need to be literal demons. Those stories would be classified as contemporary.
I’ll be honest. Writing has been the only hobby that I’ve kept throughout the years. I’ve gone through phases of sewing, painting, and a great number of other adventures. Recently though, I’ve taken up an interest in tabletop. I play in a few games at home and online. I love Critical Role, High Rollers, and LA by Night. I also enjoy Minecraft! Hermitcraft keeps me company on my work at home days.
Even though those are the genres I write, I’m more free in what I enjoy reading. I absolutely love historicals, science fiction, and so forth.
Some books I enjoy are the Harry Potter series, N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth Trilogy, and American Gods. For a while, I also liked the Percy Jackson novels because I love seeing modern twists on mythological stories. The same goes for fairy tales. Some romance authors I like are Lora Leigh, J R R Ward, and Christine Feehan. Thousand Splendid Suns and Blood of Flowers sit atop my favorite novels lists.
I really don’t like reading books with weak female characters. I’m just tired of it. Pure action novels, like Indiana Jones or James Bond, tend to bore me.
Right now, I’m working on a coming of self book, where a girl discovers that her life was built upon lies. I have a mini blurb for it but as a warning I’ve since been grappling with whether I want the protagonist to be a college freshman or a recent graduate.
Become who you’re meant to be. That’s what college is all about, right? That’s the gist of what Rachel got from college tours and what not. No one would ever find out about her endless list of fuck-ups or the fact that her parents were well-meaning but too involved in her life. Yet, instead of focusing on parties and sororities, Rachel discovers that her Dad isn’t actually her biological dad. Her real dad isn’t even from this plane of existence. If that’s not traumatic enough, apparently, she’s the bastard princess who was never supposed to find out about a world full of horned folk and superiority complexes against mortals.
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!