Much Like A Zombie
Who likes the show iZombie? Me.
Who entered a fanfiction contest on Wattpad? Me.
Who was one of the winners of the contest? Me.
That’s right! I spent a whole morning writing a pseudo episode of iZombie for this contest. I love that show. It doesn’t have much of a fan base on Wattpad but I couldn’t resist the chance to take the reigns of their story and steer it where I wanted it to go. I paired up platonic best buds and co-workers Ravi and Liv. I bet in three more seasons the actual show will put them together. But for now, he’s her quirky boss and only confidante about her zombie woes. She’s a type-A zombie, something I lurve to watch play out. The brains she eats from the morgue give her psychic clues as to how the victim died, along with a dose of their personality.
I didn’t know I liked zombies until I read Enclave by Ann Aguirre. I did know I liked romantic procedural dramas. Moonlighting, anyone? Silk Stockings? (I won't tell.) Scarecrow and Mrs. King?
So you can predict what happened when I 'discovered' Wattpad. (Don't tell me how long you've known about it.) I got hooked pretty quickly.
Wattpad is a free site for people to read and write and share. I love that site. Even though some of the stories were written on phones and have mad typos and serious POV issues, I still find things in them that I love. I try to read the ones that have more than a million reads, like a vetting system. It has not led me astray. Each thing I've spent time reading has had something amazing about it. They all have a lot of heart. It’s cool because people can comment as they read each chapter. Many authors are writing as they post, and they admit to tweaking the stories as they consider the comments. Very interesting form of revision and feedback.
I just read a 300,000 word book on there and I loved it. It was excellent. It was written by a fourteen year old. It got 17.4 million reads. Not joking. Seeing all the hope and talent on there is so inspiring. Literally. It inspired me to write a bit more fanfiction. And they let you design your own cover...don't ask how long this took me :)
This week I reached my goal of 1000 readers! They have a demographics map of who is reading your work and I love seeing that I have readers in India, Australia, Ireland…so cool. Click below to share my obsession...