This is my first time entering the forum and posting. I wanted to promote the novel that I'm writing: My Narrator. Anyhoo, here is some info...
What's the novel about?
Alex Ramírez is a common college gay kid trying to live his best life in Monterrey, Mexico. However, he has a little problem. Ever since he was a little kid, Alex has been able to hear the narrator of his story; a love story Alex doesn't want to be any part of. All that he truly wants is to graduate with no distractions and get rid of his narrator but... can he do it?
What tropes will you find?
If like me, you like tags, here you go:
- México Lindo y Querido (in full force)
- Grumpy Gay with a Heart of Gold
- Sunshine Pansexual who is Human Labrador
- Chaotic Good Bisexuals
- Extremely Talented and Tired Black Trans Woman
- Token Straight Himbo
- Sloooooooooow Burn
- Mutual Pining with Misunderstandings (lots)
- Genre Savvy Interactive Narrator (perpetual)
- Dysfunctional Families
- Found Family
- Theatre Kids
What am I trying to do with this story?
Deconstruct love, identity and self-effacing attitudes through a, hopefully, fun and silly romance novel.
Why should you read it?
If everything above didn't convince you, well: I am a Mexican-Venezuelan trying to tell a story that shows some of the many faces of my country. It's a story about found family, romance and, more importantly, loving oneself. I chose to set it on Monterrey because it is a very conservative city, but it also holds people with very progressive views (who usually run away from the city), so It is a messy jumble of ideals constantly clashing. I wanted to represent a different Mexico from the one I usually see in literature, and solely focused on LGBTQ+ people and those around them. (Also I am a mess, so I am dying for some feedback).
Here is the link:
I hope that was not too wordy, and honestly thank you if you read this. Let's all support each other!