WIP YA Contemporary Romance
Hi, I’m Chantel. I’m in my last year of high school and just trying to figure stuff out. I’m an avid reader and Kindle unlimited has made me insufferable.
I’ve always written little stories with vivid characters and quirky dialogue.
I’m looking for someone who will help improve my writing. I am very unorganised when it comes to plot and keeping on track. Sometimes my story seems like the shit. Other times I want to give up. It depends on the day.
I love offering my advice to aspiring writers like myself. I’m more than willing to read anything, and I will be honest.
Right now I’m messing around with a little story I’m calling Untitled Mason. It is a lesbian romance, very introspective and nowhere near done. I hope one day to have enough inspiration to make it into a novel.
I also love YouTube, my cats, steamy MM romances and my girlfriend.
Vivid characters pull me in, and are usually the ones who keep me there. I love a good independent, sarcastic MC with real life issues that I can relate to.
My favourite genre is probably contemporary romance, with a large side of LGBTQ characters. I’ll also read anything that makes me laugh and gives me that warm and fluffy feeling in my belly.
My favourite books (AT THE MOMENT) are:
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
HIM by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
November 9 by Colleen Hoover
Galaxies and Oceans by NR Walker
I’m not a huge fan of fantasy, science fiction or action and adventure
The abandoned trestle bridge I’m sitting on might be the only thing in the world lonelier than me. How pathetic is that? I’m comparing myself to a bunch of wood plastered together, used by forgotten trains going to destinations unknown to me.
I fiddle with the red lighter in my hand and watch the small flame flicker in and out of focus. The callous on my left thumb rolls against the sparkwheel in a familiar, dull pain. The thought of lighting everything on fire briefly crosses my mind. I hold out the lighter in front of me, closing one eye and inspecting the flame like it has all the answers.
That magical time before the sun rises makes life worth living. The way blue and violet seamlessly blend together, making a cozy little home for the sun. Thick brush strokes of night are still visible while the world transitions to morning, to that waking point. Waking point sounds too close to breaking point, a ledge I’m always swaying on.
Life starts when the sun rises. But this time in between, I live for it. I crave it. When birds are between flight and song; when people are between REM sleep and weary dreams that make them question if they’re a sociopath. A moment for the insomniacs to enjoy the quiet, steady rhythm of air not yet stolen by people who take up too much space. The way the evergreens are so still, as if they’re scared to ruin the sanctity of this moment.
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