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#341

Good day! How’re you? My day was stressful since I had to call people on the phone a big chunk of the day DX


#342

That does sound stressful. Will you have to do it again tomorrow? I am good. I was off work again today but I’m hoping to be back tomorrow


#343

Beats me. I pretty much just do what I’m told at work. If I’m told to run the phone then I will. I won’t know till tomorrow whether or not I am doing it. Anyway how’s writing going?


#344

Sometimes that’s best lol

I still haven’t started my next book but I intend to this weekend. I figured out a title though so now I’m onto getting a cover. It’s coming soon!


#345

Ah nice, what’s your new book about?


#346

I wanna do a twist on the billionaire lover trope where this time, the woman is the super rich successful one. My main character will get a new job as her assistant basically and eventually he falls in love with her. Just another romantic comedy but something a little different


#347

Ah nice. Yeah, don’t see too many female billionaires as far as I can tell. I would say I am not a huge fan of the billionaire subgenre, but I’m not allowed to say that since I love the royal/commoner subgenre (if that’s even a subgenre) in fantasy-romance and it’s pretty much the same thing XD


#348

It’s definitely a sub genre! Haha

To be honest, I’m not a fan of it either. But when I got the idea to do the gender switch, I saw it as a way I can may be like fun at it while I’m at it. Plus it’ll challenge me as a writer, which at this stage of my wattpad career is a healthy thing :joy:

Plus I always say that they are really unrealistic, so if I can do better than that I’ll be happy


#349

Challenges as a writer are good. Also writing stuff to make it better than the majority of what’s out there. Actually, that’s part of why I write romance in the style I do. No one else does it, so I gotta do it myself XD


#350

My thoughts exactly! So the first story I wrote probably doesn’t count cause I genuinely thought of it anyway, but it was a romance told from the male POV. I quickly discovered that not only was there barely any of that, there was also a pretty big market for it that had unlimited untapped potential. So I’ve been camped there ever since


#351

The thing I like to write a lot in fantasy-romance is when one of the characters has a rather monstrous appearance. The MC’s love interest in one of my stories is a tentacle-faced being who eats brains. No one writes romance with monster people hardly (vampire and werewolf withstanding), so I have to do it myself.


#352

That’s actually a great point! I’ve always wondered why vampires and werewolves are the popular ones. It can’t just be from Twilight right?


#353

Probably because they look like humans (usually). That way writers can still have ‘sexy leads’ while still having the monster aspect. I personally like the monster aspect and go out of my way to include them. I am a big fan of looking past physical appearance and seeing the person’s heart.


#354

I never thought of that but you’re probably right. But yes I feel like appearance is only one aspect of things, it’s what’s on the inside that really counts. Cliche but true


#355

Might be cliche, but there’s a reason some things are cliche. For me, that’s my reality. Not sure if I’ve ever mentioned, but I am asexual and literally cannot feel attraction towards someone based on physical appearance. The fact that it happens so often in romances, I cannot comprehend it. For me, what’s inside is the ONLY thing


#356

I didn’t know that but that’s really cool!


#357

You think so? Wow, never heard anyone tell me that before. Thanks! It certainly makes writing sex scenes really different lol


#358

Hahahaha I can imagine!


#359

People write about how amazing it feels immediately? Me: “Sssssure…let’s go with that…”


#360

I think that would improve those sorts of scenes though