I was speaking with my friends and I was thinking about 2 things. Well 3 really.
- I’m a fraud. lol
- I’m big on representation so I ALWAYS write black MCs but I never write stories with Pansexual and/or Polyamours main characters.
- Why does every romance or mature story end in a wedding or the heroine choosing one of the people she loves over the other? Why not both? Why not no one? Like really with some self-reflection and therapy Bella would have loved herself not to die for a man.
Anyhoo. This got me thinking for a few days and then I was hit with inspiration but its SO RAW I don’t even know what my plot should be but I do know this.
My Main Character is Aniyah Price she is a twenty-something marketing executive who works for a company called YUM which is a sex-positive LBGTQI+ friendly safe application to find people who share your kinks.
I pulled this idea from the fact I kind of fucking hate grinder, I like OKcupid and Tinder is trash but I realized. They’re not safe. They’re too open so my book app would be an “Exclusive” app that only allows people in with background checks (For plot)
Though she is a Pansexual WOC who believes in Polyamorous relationships, Aniyah starts dating Braxton Murphy (Name can change) a European Lawyer she met on a 30 under 30 shoot and the two start dating Braxton asking Aniyah for exclusivity to which she agrees but is slowly starting to notice Braxton wants to change more than just her lifestyle. He doesn’t like telling people what she does for a living. He only has what she and her friends call French Vanilla sex (He is okay with certain heteronormative things just what he considers to be kinky is regular to her) When they first started dating he was okay with threesomes but when they committed he tells her stuff like that’s fun for sluts and regular trash behavior. Aniyah having to suppress a lot of herself for the relationship.
When The Company’s owner Antonio is a trans man and one of Aniyah’s many exes decides he wants to open a physical location in NY that will teach classes and sell merch it is up to Aniyah to lead that launch and her company hires Issac Gareth, the person she had her first sexual experience with the summer she turned 16 only to discover he had a girlfriend back at college. They don’t speak for years until he gets hired and put on her team Aniyah having to ignore her attraction to him and her Ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Sousa.
Elizabeth Sousa is a brilliant sexually manipulative Afro Latina Aniyah met via a polyamorous relationship with Antonio. Antonio and Aniyah decided they were better off being friends but Elizabeth and Antonio had a flaming crash to their relationship. Though Liz and Ani didn’t have a sexual relationship while they were dating Tony, the two spark something on Ani’s 21st birthday Tony warning Ani Liz is fucking insane.
Ani is okay with this the two dating for two years until Ani discovers Liz was planning on launching a YUM competition that would do all the same things as YUM without the background checks. Liz ask Ani to leave YUM and work with her and Ani breaks up with Liz realizing she was using her.
The story starts the day Issac is hired and will follow Ani trying to make this launch and have her tempted and over all cheating with both Issac and Liz. I’m unsure if I want to make Braxton a true antagonist or just a shitty boyfriend. I’m also unsure if I want to redeem Liz who will be the stories antagonist.
I also know I want Issac to be engaged to that girlfriend from college because I want everyone to be trash but I don’t know what is the driving force of this story I want to tell beyond drama and representation.
I know Ani’s goal is to get this launch and stay top of her game but I don’t feel love is what drives her its more like the need for the freedom I guess.
I know it will be mature. I don’t know what genre it will be.
I don’t even know what my blurb would be but I want to tell this story so… help?