I’ve been writing for years now and have even finished a now shelved book. 2020 is the year I make real strides toward finishing my second book and start querying. My writing is all over the place genre wise but right not I’m settled on soft sci fi and high fantasy. I also write for different age groups. My current WIP is more upper YA with hopefully some crossover appeal. Think Serpent & Dove, The Shadows Between Us, A Court of Thorns and Roses.
Non writing hobbies right now is mostly just paper planning, anything stationary related.
Reader wish list is any book with
- voicey, morally gray characters (perfect heroes not welcomed here),
- characters that have to fight till their last breaths for their goals,
- mystery (every novel needs a little mystery),
- fully realized worlds that I just want to live in,
- lyrical writing
- villians you kind of root for
Books I’m loving right now.
- Gideon the Ninth
- The Priory of the Orange Tree
- The Epic Crush of Genie Lo
- Six of Crows Duology
- Instalove (instalust is fine by me)
- abusive romantic relationships
- the only reason I was mean was because I liked you trope
A twitter pitch I’ve worked on that I think gives a pretty good idea of the overall story.
In cheating to pass her mage trials, Jane exposes her planet’s sacred skin magic to a spy. Now she must hunt down and silence the spy before he informs his covetous emperor or worse exposes her, killing her dream of becoming a magic-wielding phoenix rider and master of magic.
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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.
Happy writing and CPing!