I have been rereading a done of my favorite books and the one thing that I am loving is the romance. This is just a sampling of some I have loved, but I want to squee at the chemistry on the page #MSWL
Okay we are doing an #MSWL. So first up: comps. If you have the hilarity of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, the romance and squee of BRIDGERTON, or the hijinx of BOB'S BURGERS I want it.
I have a ton of TV I love but it I am trying to think what I want that vibes.
-Dark Whimsy/Cozy Magic
-Twisty murders (LOVE Rian Johnson and if you can comp to the vibes there, even better)
-EPIC Romances (romantasy and romcoms and straight romances)
-Lush worlds and atmospheric writing. #MSWL #YA
A timely reminder before I log off to walk the dog that I have always wanted ace rep (please for an ace romance!!), and also healthy sex ed in books (would it be YA-4 if they discuss how to properly apply a condom and use a dental dam?). Also teens curse. #MSWL
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeSo now that you have some concepts, let's talk books I have loved that I am #MSWL for writing comps/voice combs/vibeness
If you are writing a YA contemporary romance, the vibe I seem to hit best is this for #MSWL *Some of my favorite books are not yet published, but if you have read @keliswrites then she is in this group too.
Erin Siu @erinssiuCurrently craving: tragic romance, spooky apparitions, repressed memories, mysteries going back centuries, PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR, "something's wrong with house/person/thing", The Haunting of Bly Manor #MSWL
Children's B🎃🎃kshelf @PWKidsBookshelfJust announced: married authors @NicolaYoon and @davidyoon are launching a YA romance imprint starring heroes of color pwne.ws/3l6aQlU pic.twitter.com/vapFJ6udbQ
I am so excited for this! Romances have been a big #MSWL for me for a while.
2015 editorial assistant me would have loved to work here. 2020 agent me is going to make it a goal to have a book here. Mark me now. I will bend the universe to make this so.
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife#MSWL for a Anne and Gilbert level chemistry romance in YA with all kinds of friends and shenanigans:
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeNow that I have had tacos, let's #MSWL! Because what is a little agency transition if you don't tell everyone what you are hoping to see in the world?
So first up: Romances. Rom-coms. FEELINGS!!! Give me love in all its variations.
I've been looking for an ace romcom forvever and I am almost starting to think I will never find it. #MSWL