I’ve been working on this specific novel on and off for a while, mostly during my post-grad job search process. I took about a year off to start up my career in advertising. In October, I was finally in a place where I felt comfortable getting back into it, so I decided to do Nano. I added 50,000 words to the manuscript and won Nano. Since then, I’ve been working on revising on my own. I’m looking for someone to help with feedback, critique, brainstorming sessions, etc. I know I have miles of improvement ahead of me and to be honest, I can’t wait.
Outside of writing, I have a podcast (unsuccessful) and a day job (successful!), and they keep me pretty busy.
It sounds terrible, but I love any kind of media about terrible rich people. I love something with a mysterious twist. I gravitate towards contemporary, but anything outside of that isn’t an automatic no. I like stories grounded in reality.
I have a hard time getting into anything that’s very hard sci-fi or fantasy. Also, hard no to anything that doesn’t pass the Bechdel test.
In one sentence: In an alternate universe where America is a monarchy, an eighteen-year-old gets into a fake relationship with The Prince, and The Prince turns out to be a power-hungry psychopath.
In a champagne-fueled and chandelier topped world of private jet problems and actual American royalty, eighteen-year-old Chelsa lives in the palace of the Kingdom of the United States of America. She desperately wants a life where she can just be normal and not under constant scrutiny and surveillance of her father, the Minister of Security. She thinks this opportunity has arrived when Adam, the prince, suggests they fake a relationship so he seems like a stable ruler.
Things don’t go as planned when Chelsa does not embrace his every whim, and the mounting public pressure becomes too much to handle.
For fans of Gossip Girl, Marie Antoinette, and the #MeToo era.
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!