My name is Maya. I currently have 1 children’s book published and working on getting another 2 done before the end of the year. (all self published)
I am also a YA/NA writer and working on the second draft of my “project hope book”. All my book have elements of escapism but also a message and lesson hidden beneath the action and events. I also love writing romance in my books but it’s not overpowering.
Non-writing hobbies are art, dance(thought I am not great at it), making Youtube videos.
I love romance in my books! My favorite tropes, are enemies to lovers, soulmates. I also like some kind of magical element. School/academy settings. Good dialogue. Chosen one trope. Banter. Strong relationships. Prince/royals. Rebels. Protective older brother trope. Prefer 1st person narrative.
I do not like Reverse Harem. Anything too smutty. Assassins. Violence which is very gruesome. Anything too heavy on description. Love triangles (thought in some rare instances it’s ok). Excessive swearing (a bit or moderate is fine).
It’s a story about a group of guardians which must protect the inhabitants earth and their right to hope. It explores how hope is a powerful emotion and strength.
The book follows a 2o year old who find out she had a soulmate and is now tied to this new world of supernatural beings. She must learn to adapt, learn to live with the new soulmate; which she dislikes, and learn why hope is so powerful, and why it’s worth protecting with her life.
Come on clock! Get moving! I think to myself as the time seems to move impossibly slow. I flip open my phone and look at the screen saver of the adorably puppy cocking his head and groan as I see the time barely moved since the last time I checked. At least the puppy was cute, but even his adorable face couldn’t cheer me up right now.
This class was a load of butternut squash! I actually felt using a real swear word at this point, this class was so utterly boring that my long ingrained PG swear words from my days in childcare were this close to jumping ship and leaving me to say some choice expletives.
“So, I guess I will leave you with that thought for today.” The professor finishes after what seems like hours. Thank you lord, god, goddess, whatever spiritual being which looked over our world. I love you!
The entire class seems to share my sentiment as everyone rushes to pack their bags and leave the classroom. I follow suit saying goodbye to this boring ass class. Ya you heard me universe, I said ass. This class deserved it.
I put all my things in my old worn bag I’ve had for probably three years and smile at the fact that my next class is in the same building. It’s the small things in life that could make or break a day.
Since I had zero social life and friends I had a whole 10 minutes to put my things away and leisurely go up a couple floors to my next class. Sometimes it paid to be a self imposed loner with anxiety and trust issues.
I usually write YA/NA.
I have another YA book in the works and working on finishing 2 children’s book as well.
Sometimes I write short stories of serial stories on my website+wattpad.
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