The working title is Redemption, and it’s about a popular girl who struggles with regret over bullying a boy that ended up committing suicide in their junior year of high school. Now in college two years later, she blames herself for his death. After passing out from drinking, she wakes up and finds herself back in 11th grade, so she tries to set things right and save his life. In the process, she finds love in the most unexpected place.
I’ll probably have it done in…two months? Maybe, lol. I’m trying to work faster than I ever have at writing lately just to prove to myself I can do it.
Just a note on the subject matter, I tend to write things that stray away from the norm or that are unusual in certain respects. Girls bullying boys is sometimes rare…but definitely not unheard of. I figured it’d be a really unique and interesting angle to explore.
Also in Blue Car Racer, it briefly deals with some issues of homosexuality, but more from an angle which makes the character seem like a sociopath because of everything he’s been through. I was hesitant to do that because I didn’t want to offend anybody (though I’m sure I did that enough with the levels of violence, bullying, and swearing I included to make it more true to real teenage life).
Call me crazy, but I really like a certain level of realism in books; meaning I don’t censor the speech or action of the characters if I think it fits. But I do my best to limit where I can.
I’m very excited to write Redemption though because it’s sort of a romance, and I’ve never written a romance before.
Usually my stories end up morbid or there’s too much turmoil and tears. But in regards to this one, all that is technically changing and it’s about if you could go back and do things over again, would you do it? And would you find someone else to love, etc. It’s a story about second chances, and I think a lot of my stories are like that, because I don’t think it’s really ever too late to vindicate yourself of past mistakes and start moving on. And I love the young adult genre. I only hope the readers of the genre will like my stuff since it tends to be rather dark and dramatic lol.
Anyways, I have to go write out some ideas. In the meantime, my very first young adult coming-of-age novel Blue Car Racer is out now on Amazon Kindle if you didn't catch it yet (paperbacks are coming soon, I promise!!). CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!!
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