Thursday, March 12, 2015

My YA Novel, Abatement, is Available on Swoon Reads!

Fun fact: I am a writer. Yes, I write this blog, but I also write fiction. In fact, starting from when I was in the 7th grade and continuing through college, I couldn't stop writing. I wrote novel after novel, loving the way my imagination just grew and grew. Words just filled the pages so easily for me.

I used to go to school, come home, do my homework, grab a snack, and retreat to my room to write. I'd emerge only for dinner and then go back to my room to write. I'd come out around 8pm to watch any shows on TV (mostly Smallville or Buffy) and then go to bed by 10 - with a book and my iPod.

I didn't have many friends. But I did have nearly 40 young adult novels by the time I graduated college.

All that aside, I still love to write but the adult world has made it difficult for me to get inspiration for another novel. I just don't have the time to commit to a new novel. Or I have had ideas but none of them have stuck like they used to. It's sad but I promised myself that instead of being angry about not writing new stuff, I'd work on the finished products and maybe, someday, even get published.

Being a published author is my ultimate dream - aside from having a family, of course!

Anyway! Recently, I discovered Swoon Reads. It's an awesome place where gals (and probably guys too) like me can submit manuscripts. Once uploaded to the site, they are available for the world to read! There is also a chance of the publishing company selecting the manuscript to actually publish! I assume that happens if a manuscript gets popular or gets a ton of feedback.

This is where you come in! I uploaded my manuscript last week and would love it if my book worm friends out there read it! I am shaking like a little kid at the thought of people reading my work but it's now or never, right?

I suppose I should tell you about it.

My novel is called Abatement. It is a story about an art student, Ray, who begins a new year in college. It is there that she meets and falls for her art professor, James Landon. No big deal - just a crush, right? Wrong. It appears James has his eye on her as well. As they get closer and the lines between student and professor begin to blur, can Ray keep it together? What happens when they cross the line?

In the art world, abatement means "the act of cutting away or hammering down, in such a way as to leave a figure in relief, as a sculpture, or in metalwork." I read the definition and felt it fit with Ray's story.

I hope you take a peek, read one page, one chapter, or the whole book. If you do, please comment and rate it.

I'd love you forever if you did!