What to Write Next?

Trying to decide what to write next (after I edit GCG, of course). I write about women and girls a lot because I love female characters, so that’s who most of my stories are about, in addition to others. Stories are always LGBT-inclusive and feature a wealth of diversity because that’s how I roll.

So, options:

  1.  A Dangerous Beat – YA or NA paranormal romance; witches, curses, orphans, etc.
  2. This Heavy Crown – YA or NA high fantasy–think Jupiter Ascending meets Reign
  3. A Prick of Magic – YA supernatural; a different take on the boarding school trope–a.k.a. a floating magical city with passing similarities to Atlantis
  4.  Veruca Starship – Space Opera/Science Fiction; not just YA/NA, has a mixture of different ages. Features extra-planetary cultures and peoples, fashion, architecture, starships, intrigue, politics, warfare, etc. Mucho drama.

Thoughts?

My other projects are ones I’m working on in the hopes of publication, but I’m really enjoying the WP experience and would like to keep it going. Any advice would be appreciated.

“Girls Chase Girls”

I’ve decided to get active on WattPad.  I’ve previously posted a few excerpts I’ve written, but this time I decided to write something just for Wattpad. The Tay Gets the Gay account there promotes stories that feature LGBT+ characters, which is something I’m very much in favor of, so when they decided to hold a Valentine’s Day story contest, I couldn’t resist. I decided to take my passions for cars, ladies, and romance and put them together.  I give you, YA Contemporary Romance, “Girls Chase Girls“:

The cover WattPad user @RosyKun was kind enough to design for me. The images used at property of their copyright holders. No profit was earned by their use and no infringement is intended.

Extended Summary:

The Webber Wild Girls are the stuff of legend at Elise Webber High School for Engineering Professions.

Turn over a rock and you’ll see their mark.  Scrape paint off the wall and you’ll find their names.  Every event, good and bad, since the day the Webber School opened its doors can be traced back to those Wild greaser girls.  Generations of them have stalked the halls, ruling the school with red-polished fists and filling the parking lot with an endless procession of growling autos and steaming Harley-Davidsons in coordinated colors.  Nothing is impossible for a Wild Girl.

If Webber School is the animal kingdom, they are the queens of the jungle.  Kings need not apply.

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Xia Qi is a loner, a certified square peg in the rocking and rolling reality of Webber High School in 2014.  She isn’t funny or beautiful, and nobody would intentionally describe her as outgoing.  She’s as invisible as she’s been for the past three years, until the day she isn’t…until the day a certain greaser girl saves her life.

Phaedra Barlowe is the kind of girl Xia’s mother warned her about: an athletic, rude, presumptuous, cocky, dyed in the wool greaser with the patched leather jacket and die-cast black ’67 Camaro to match. Phaedra and her crew are untouchable on a good day and unbeatable in a fight.  If that isn’t enough, they’re gorgeous to boot, every single one of them.  Phaedra’s no exception, but she’s the one that drags Xia out of her wrecked car at New Year’s and she’s the one that brings Xia flowers at the hospital when no one else bothers to visit.  She’s the one who won’t let Xia say thank you no matter how she tries.

This Wild Girl is a lot of things, some of them bad, but mostly she’s Xia’s hero, and if Xia plays her cards right, she’ll be Xia’s valentine, too.

That incredible cover was designed by uber-talented WattPad graphic artist @RosyKun and is used by me with permission.  The images used therein are the property of their respective copyright holders. No profit was earned by their use and no infringement is intended.

Putting Myself Out There

After mulling it over for a while, I decided to bite the bullet and post the first chapter of my NaNo novel, “Seer” on WattPad here. It’s just a rough draft and I’m sure I’ll be re-writing the entire thing in short order, but I like the prose and the voice this part’s written in.  I welcome any thoughts on what I’ve posted so far.

What about you, my mysterious listeners?  Have you braved the stony silence of the internet to share your work lately?