Here is my situation: I am writing a book about a remote that warps time, like a movie. The story has some LGBTQ+ and a person in a wheelchair, as Some of the characters are based on my own non-binary experience, well, minus the coming out. There are definitely crushes between the characters, one of which based on my former crush. One character is a Chinese Confucianist, one is an American Christian, and one is an atheist.
I've written around 50 pages so far, in random scene order. How do I tell my parents I am writing this? My mom says that only studying is useful, and writing shouldn't be done too frequently. She is somewhat okay with it. My dad; however, spends almost no time with me, so I have no idea what his reaction will be. I've shared the document with my friends, who write occasionally but not as a career. I also have no idea how they view LGBTQ+.
If I somehow do make it that far, does anyone have any advice? My teacher says that it's amazing and that I should be a real writer, which is where I got a final push to write a novel. I've written comedy shorts also.
Here is a sample of my writing, so you can decide if this is worth your time:
“So! This is my room. Do you like it?”
Jin said this as he swept his arms around the room. It was quite small, >but quaint. It seemed like the perfect amount of space. There was a small >bunk bed in the corner, while a white closet stood in front. The armoire >on the side was a mud brown, dot with pencils, erasers, and paper.
They responded in turn. “This looks amazing!”
He smiled and gestured to the bed to sit down. Ash took a few steps towards, and then plopped down roughly. Jin started walking towards a closet that they hadn’t noticed before.
And that’s when it happened.
Everything turned black and white, like an old movie. Jin froze in his spot. The pen on the desk ceased falling off and hung in air. Amy stood up, since that signaled something was wrong. They rubbed their eyes in disbelief and walked around the room.
Meanwhile, Jin was experiencing the same thing. He too, was in shock. He walked over to Ash.
What happened next shocked them both. Jin went over and touched the desk. For a moment, the desk returned to its muddy color.
Amy could see this too, but Jin was still frozen to her. They went over and touched the bed.
Immediately, it turned a bold black, rather than the old movie look. It was quite obvious that the original color had been restored.
Suddenly, a thought came to them. If they touched Jin, what would happen?
Turns out, Jin had the same idea. He walked over and touched them before they touched him. They both immediately turned the same color as they were previously. Ash suddenly saw Jin in front of her, as if they had been shown two different pictures with no warning.
They stared at each other.
And stared some more.
They did the only reasonable thing.
They jumped back and screamed.
Thank you for your time.