Apart from writing, which I consider my primary job, I make a living working full-time as the manager of the R&D department of a microalgae industrial-scale production unit. I’m also a mother of a lovely little guy, so I need to chose carefully what will occupy the little free time I have daily.
This is to say that I wish I had more time to consume more anime! And series and movies. So I stick to mainstream content and rarely delve too deep or explore different genres, unfortunately.
I started writing anime fanfiction, which was where I started to learn the basics of writing, and was admin and top contributor to my fanfic group, where I edited, beta-read, brainstormed, outlined, and did basically everything else in the path to help others and improve my writing.
It’s been the ride of a lifetime, so far, and I wish to keep learning every day!
DEMONIC opens with the latest judgment of sixteen-year-old Alux, a.k.a. the demon Fire-bringer. As the embodiment of the sin of creativity, Alux is a living reminder of humanity’s greatest flaws, so of course humanity isn’t very keen on having him around. Which is great, because he very much preferred to leave humanity’s last sanctum too, escape the constant repression the gods impose on him. But he can’t, because there are literal monsters outside their fortified walls, brainless remnants of an old world ravished by war.
When his punishment is finally decided, his usual hell is about to plunge even deeper, with his only-okay foster mother substituted by the most adept of the Skies’ zealots. Of course, this is the same day the monsters decide to stroll inside through their impenetrable gate. So when the only three people in the world mandated to uphold him push him away, and the only guy he barely respects offers a way out, he shouldn’t hesitate, right? Except the way out is with the monsters. And there will be no returning.
One last blazing ride or the slow burn of his fate — which is the sanest? When the Skies control everything else in the world, is his fear really his own? Is his fate a shackle or something worth living up to? Because there’s a reason they call him a demon, and only half of it is his fire.
“Do you understand the charges against you, child?”
Yeah, sure, I understand them. It’s not like I haven’t heard them a million times before.
It doesn’t matter what I did, exactly, it’s always the same words, in the same order, same mechanical tone. The sins this, and the Directives that. Made up words are still just words, even if you polish them over and over, and then all you get are shinier words, too pristine and too fake. Just like the old man’s shoes.
Even from up here, by the entrance of the antechamber, all I see is dirt whirling with the wind along the length of the main street. Down the stone staircase by my feet, everyone’s hair is thrown around with each gust, so between the mountain and the cement walls just as high, my lungs are surely half red dirt and half gray dust by now. But his shoes? Always invincible, celestial white like his robe and all the rest of the old man, our holy Zero.
Then there’s my boots. Black and tattered, the floor should flinch when I walk.
A waft of end-of-the-day sweat and motor oil weighs in my lungs, and if I don’t look, it’s the actual mountain that’s moving the air behind me. On any other day Humbo’s eyebrow scar wouldn’t seem razor sharp, and his messy beard wouldn’t be electrically charged, somehow. The perpetual frown is an honest attempt to figure out if you’re either stupid or dumb, except today I’m both, so I can’t even look at him.
But hey, I get it. I too would rather be, literally, anywhere else. Does he need some boulders hauled at the mines? I’ll do it bare-handed. No pickaxe? No problem. I’ll just gnaw at the rock until I reach the Nox, carve out each lump with my fingernails. Anything but this freak show.
I’m currently outlining the second novel of this series, and have plans for more in the future.
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.
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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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