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note to self: i’ll be there for you, always

written june 6, 2021. Photo by Kristine Cinate on Unsplash I have always looked for myself in other people. I think the idea was that they would somehow hold the pieces of me that I felt were missing. That maybe, if I wrapped my identity up in theirs enough, we would somehow make a whole person. It's not healthy to live like this, but I did it anyway — burning through relationships and searching for something I couldn't quite name. It was never enough, not to be myself, but it was never enough to latch my identity to other people, either. I got close, several times — I thought I had reached the pinnacle of self discovery. I thought I had completed myself. But in the end, relying on other people to help build yourself is never a viable way to do things. It's only recently that I've started to become comfortable with the idea of being enough, as I am, on my own. Several years ago, in this same position, I would have searched for another person to attach my identity onto,

A Novel Idea: Quin & Andie

This week’s prompt is: What would the back cover of your novel say? Try to make it as intriguing as possible. Remember, this is all readers have when trying to decide if they’re going to read your book or not. Do the best you can to convince a hypothetical reader to pick up your book.
Today I'm focusing on a story that Ashley and I are co-writing. It doesn't have a title yet, but it revolves around two characters... Quin and Andie. Here's the back cover version of their story:

Ever since they met in high school, Quinton Lancaster and Andie Giordano were inseparable. But now they're miles apart, broken up, and desperately missing each other (even though they won't admit it). Just when they thought they'd never see each other again, their brother and sister announce that they're getting married... which means the whole family will be there, much to Quin and Andie's dismay. When finally reunited and forced to confront their emotions, will Quin and Andie remember that their love is worth fighting for?

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  1. Sounds good, an awkward situation though. :D

  2. Oh, I LOVE the sound of this! I'm very intrigued, especially by the relationship between Quin and Andie. Sounds dramatic (because how can there not be drama when families are together, especially for a wedding?) and a little heartbreaking. I feel like I really need to know if they're going to be okay, do they end up together? Do they at least learn to be friends again (I assume they were friends as well as in love?)? TELL ME MORE! Haha. =)

  3. Oooh, I dig it :) Very intriguing! I also love this prompt. But to be real, I have no idea how I'd put my book into a blurb. #strugglebus


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