Hello, everyone! I hope this message finds you healthy and happy! I am coming to you to ask for help. For the past couple years, I have been in a writing rut. I'm trying so hard to claw my way out. Normally, I'd frown on this kind of post, but I feel like you might be able to help me. If you had a say in the matter, which story would you want me to work on (sorry for any lame descriptions that follow): A) Lily-- Speculative Fiction--College student gets involved with a cult whose plan is to overthrow the government (The Green Rising) B) Cheline-- Paranormal Mystery, with a heavy dose of comedy--A ghost who's been summoned from the other side...and helps solve some murders. (Unfashionably Dead Sequel) C) Ivy-- YA Paranormal--A school in TX has started enrolling Sick kids who have developed allergies to the sun and garlic. (Yes, those sick kids are vampires). (Sick) D) Cami-- YA Contemporary--Her soldier dad has three rules when they move to Germany: Don't embarrass us, don't get too attached, and whatever you do, don't fall in love. (New story...has 40k words E) Jenelle--Romantic Comedy-- A bachelorette party...but she's not actually getting married. (An update of a partial story I had on here in the past) If you took the time to read all of this, thank you. And if you respond, thank you. I'm just really trying to get unstuck.
@SomewhatDistracted So sorry you are stuck in a rut - there is no quick solution for that. Just wanted to send good vibes your way. All of the options look like they have potential but the one that I thought was the most interesting is C - is it a comedy? There are so much material to work from with allergies or I might even go further and add diet restrictions. I find it so hard to throw dinner parties these days because I have not what idea I can cook that everyone can eat and that won't have me in the kitchen all day. Hope you have a great weekend!
@SomewhatDistracted Writing ruts are rotten. It's never bad to ask for feedback or help (I know, we don't much though, do we?). C caught my eye and made me giggle. I'm assuming it's not going to be super dark since it's YA but it looks like something that would definitely get me to take a peek. :)