Good evening lovely people!
Initially I’d decided to post a video as an entry. I assumed this would be a quicker route but I was sadly mistaken. Uploading the video had taken over 3 hours and it was only 2 minutes long. So, there’s a good chance I won’t be trying this again.
In the video, I did mention that I was looking for a cover artist. I am no longer. Today I was emailed back by an artist that I was very eager to work with. You can imagine how ecstatic I am.
There was something I wanted to touch base on. I know that I wasn’t too descriptive in my “synopsis” but as you probably know, there was a reason for this. I can’t give too much away due to legalities and such but I would like to reveal a few things.
1. My main character Elizabeth (Liza) is my age (22). So there will be swear words. Mostly from other characters but you understand that it would be unrealistic if people my age (as well as other ages) didn’t curse.
2. It is a bit darker than what people would think off of the strength of reading my previous post. There will be violence, there will be blood, there will be death. It is inevitable in life and in war (which is the basic setting of my story).
3. I know I said that there will not be sex. There will not be sex. But there are some…heavy scenes. Like I’ve said before, you don’t need sex to be sexy. But you sometimes need an intense make out session for people to honestly believe that you’re even remotely interested in a guy. So showing the effects of chemistry will be happening.
With that said, there’s a very good chance that the age group I’d previously aimed for (15+) isn’t realistic. Maybe 17+. I don’t want to discourage anyone under 17 from reading my book. But I do want to say that maybe you should…tell your parents? I don’t have children so I don’t claim to know what one would do in reference to this situation.
I will be needing Beta readers next month. If anyone is interested, feel free to email me at email@example.com
Do not email me if you aren’t serious. I would prefer individuals with experience in the writing world who will not hold back (I have thick skin) as well as someone who’ll be able to finish it relatively quickly (turnaround time under a week).
P.S. Currently playing Meshell Ndegeocello – Beautiful
All my love,