You may have heard me talking about my current WIP, The Mockingbird & The Hurricane. It’s a contemporary romance (I know, it’s insane that I even considered writing it), and basically the cutest thing I have ever written.
The whole idea behind it isn’t really a romance, though. The main character, Atticus, has depression, and the other main character/love interest, Rayne, has social anxiety. This novel takes place just as Atticus stops taking his depression medication (they make him feel sick), and starts to get depressed again. I’m kind of thinking of it as All The Bright Places meets Fangirl meets New Girl.
Normally, I’d already be done with this novel because I’m so freaking excited to write it. The problem? I AM STUCK SO DEEP IN A WRITING RUT YOU’D NEED AN ELEVATOR TO GET ME OUT.
This really, really sucks.
And I was thinking about how during NaNoWriMo there’s never this struggle to write. I mean, it’s hard at times, but there’s never the stare-at-the-screen-writing-the-same-chapter-over-and-over kind of stuck. And I realized…it’s because I always do NaNoWriMo with my other internet friends. We share snippets of writing and give opinions and that is why I’m always able to move forward.
And so, blogglings, I am looking for a critique partner (s). But there’s a small catch: the story wouldn’t be edited. It would be a big, first-draft mess (that for whatever reason I love with all my heart while crying out about how horrible it is).
And…I have just sold my novel very well. Think how it will be when it’s all edited and it’s time to query!
But, y’know, the whole critique partner is an exchange, so I just thought I’d point out: I’d be happy to critique a YA or MG novel, not an adult one.
And…that’s about it.