My plan is to write one chapter a week (depending on my free time), and I will post every chapter, unedited, to this journal. The fact that people will be reading my writing will, hopefully, motivate me to finish it. But first... I need to decide what to write. And that's where you come in. Just read everything behind the lj-cut and reply to this entry with your opinions.
Please choose from the following:
Pairing: m/m or m/f
Protagonist: male or female (e.g. I'd be willing to write a female protagonist for a m/m story)
First-person or third-person? Present tense or past tense?
Genre (all of these will have romance, of course; you may choose more than one): Mystery, Fantasy*, Science Fiction**, Realistic Fiction, Humor
* think Kim Harrison or Laurell K. Hamilton before she started writing porn, not David Eddings or Tolkien; magic in our world, with werewolves and vampires, not a completely different world.
** think Connie Willis, not C.J. Cherryh; advanced technology, not a completely different world.
Age Group: high school, college, adult
What is your favorite romance cliche? (Examples: hot guy falling for average girl, recovery from a bad break-up/rape/abuse/disease/food poisoning, "She was the daughter of a wealthy shipping magnate. He was a pirate on the Indian Ocean. It was LOVE at FIRST SIGHT.")