Seeking Long-term CP & Writerly Friend While Revising My Queer Vampire Romance
I’m a student (graduating in December, finally) and graphic designer who has been writing novels since middle school, but my current project is the first one I really want to do something with and get published traditionally. I’m a nerd for all things publishing-industry and all sorts of craft techniques; I love AuthorTube and hope to start my own channel.
I’m currently on a big revision/rewrite of a draft I finished earlier this year. The second draft is around 20k words and I’m hoping for a longer term friendship & critique/accountability buddy as I continue to work on it.
I love to read upper-YA and New Adult fiction, especially contemporary romance with a twist. Think Casey McQuiston and Adam Silvera. I love all things paranormal and urban fantasy.
I love anything tropey and queer. I love themes of found family and self-love.
Would love to work with diverse voices as I am queer and mentally ill and tend to write about those things.
I’d prefer not to read heterosexual romance if romance is the main plot. Picture books and lower-middle grade are definitely not my area.
Not a good fit for anything historical, Christian or heavily religious, lower middle grade, or aggressively heterosexual (i.e. a straight romance where romance is the main plot; side plot straights are acceptable but on thin ice.)
Brennan was finally getting his shit together after a suicide attempt and months of therapy, so it’s only natural he’d get whammied by something as ridiculous as vampirism. But if there’s one thing Brennan can do, he can pretend things are fine when he’s on the verge of losing his mind. Now not only is he on academic probation after last semester’s events, but he’s thrust into a confusing new life–made only more confusing by the hot librarian who immediately finds out his secret. Navigating college is hard enough, but add in vampire puberty, an eclectic clan of “good” vampires, and a growing crush, and Brennan’s near his breaking point. As a coup from a rebellious new vampire looms, Brennan must figure out what it means to be human, even when you’re not, or risk losing himself, his friends, and the fragile balance he’s worked so hard to achieve.
Brennan Brook’s Google Search History
Monday, September 4, 2023
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When Brennan thought about it logically, the most likely conclusion was that he was having a mental breakdown. Again.
This wasn’t the type of breakdown with which he was well-acquainted; those followed specific patterns, such as Brennan thinks about thing —> Brennan stays up at night thinking about said thing until —> Brennan is rocking back and forth on the floor mumbling about the universe being too big. None of that tended to involve hallucinations or blackouts, which were Brennan’s only working theories to explain what he saw. Thought he saw.
The light filtering through the green foliage was unbearable bright, and Brennan’s brain throbbed in protest. He’d been at freshman-year-hangover levels of migraine since he woke up in his bed without a scratch or bruise on his body. Not even the ones he’d put there.
Brennan’s worn-down, generic-brand Converse padded on the dirt, the floppy sole on the right heel giving an extra umph to the beat reverberating with every step. Every sound was amplified, tiny needles in Brennan’s brain and skin. The wind rustling against summer-green leaves became crashing waterfalls and every chirp from a bird or insect, every branch breaking under the foot of every woodland creature in the surrounding square mile, had Brennan catapulting closer and closer to the edge of screaming SHUT THE FUCK UP into an empty forest.
But that would be crazy, and Brennan was really rooting for himself not being crazy. Though the odds seemed less and less in his favor, considering he was even humoring that last night’s strange—hallucination? extremely vivid dream?—was real.
In addition to my main novel project, I do some writing for games and game jams. I’m currently writing a visual novel that’s half mystery, half ghost-dating-sim, and writing for a 3D portal fantasy adventure game. I love interactive fiction and narrative design in video games.
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- 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.
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- 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.
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