I was paroozing through the super-fun #RBWL hashtag on April 14 when it was going on (for more info, check it out here), and I noticed that my current WIP meets some of the criteria people are looking for! Sadly though, no pirates in space, since that was super popular! Anyhow, here’s what I found…
This is the case for my MC!
I think this applies pretty well to my characters.
I always try to make my MCs like this!
The Love Story
Shrimpy and geeky aren’t the best words to describe him, but he’s definitely not a macho man.
At least I think this applies. 🙂
Uh, definitely YES. The love interest is completely sweet. 🙂 And if I ever write an abusive boyfriend into a story, let’s just say he won’t still be the boyfriend by the end…
I have all these types of friendships included!
There’s some romance, but there is also friendship without any romance!
The Genre/Story Elements
I think this fits pretty well… it’s set in the future and has a sci-fi element, but it reads somewhat like a contemporary.
It’s a standalone.
The parents aren’t in my story a lot, but when they are, they make it count.
Also, just for fun, after discovering that there is already a YA book out there called Earthbound (the title for my WIP), I did a Goodreads search to check out more titles with the name. They are all either science fiction or deal with spirits, which I found interesting…
Now I need to get back to editing so one day people can read it! 🙂
Are any of these elements something you’d like to see in a book?