Like many of my fellow Nerdfighters, I am currently working on writing a book. I'm not planning on being a professional author, as I could never be that artistic for a living, but it would be pretty cool to have this one published eventually, as it (that is, its characters) has been evolving in my brain for more than five years, and I've finally come up with a plot-ish type thing for it.
Just a warning, there will be gay/bisexual main characters. Though it is not the main focus of the story, it is important, so if you don't like that, skedaddle.
I obviously don't have a title, so suggestions would be welcome.
Eighteen-year-old Theo is a best a misanthrope, at worst a complete jerk. A high school senior, he is counting the days until graduation, for summer to come and go so he can head off to college as far away from Cedar Grove, North Carolina as possible, the day he can dump his clingy, simpering girlfriend and leave his life in the rural South behind.
Rendered numb and apathetic by his father’s callous “tough love,” Theo feels he is teetering on the edge of insanity when an unlikely savior comes along.
Kyosuke Saitou is the opposite of Theo in every way. He is a vivacious optimist in spite of an exhausting childhood, moving from one place to another after being torn from his home in Tokyo by a tragic accident. He and his family, all restless urbanites, end up in Cedar Grove. Kyosuke worries that he can never feel at home in the quiet of this rustic old town.
The two young men meet through Theo’s sister Guinevere and, despite their enormous differences, form a reluctant friendship, and soon, an inimitable bond that aids them both in their quests to find who they are and what they can be.
The Major Characters in Four Words:
Theo – emotionally retarded, intellectual pessimist
Kyosuke – empathetic, affectionate free thinker
Guinevere –serene voice of reason
Toby—Theo’s only other friend
Hannah—Theo’s naïvely enamored girlfriend
Charlotte – Theo’s bubbly half sister
Jonathan – Theo’s emotionally abusive father
Natsume – Kyosuke’s loving, hardworking mother
Haru – Kyosuke’s cheeky little brother
So what do you think? Anything too cliche? Anything that might make it better?