So I started writing my novel on Sunday and I would like a writing buddy as a sort of partner with whom I can work through difficult passages (on my own and their novel), who can chase me up if I've written nothing on any day (and for whom I will do likewise) and with whom I can have word wars and the like.
The main criteria I'm looking for is someone who will be available/online at the same times I am. I live in the UK and work 8-4:30 so I'm mostly online 17:30-19:00 and 21:00-22:30 UK times (currently British Summer Time). So someone from the UK or western Europe who works similar hours, or from other parts of the world who is available at the times stated, would be ideal.
In terms of what is being written, I don't see that as a major aspect of this relationship as the main thing is accountability, word warring and just getting things written with the other's support; and while assistance in particular situations where one or other of us gets stuck might crop up, I'm fairly flexible about what I read, provided it's not super gory or too erotic, and it doesn't have an overt political or religious undertone. Other than that, I'm happy reading all sorts of subgenres - from steampunk to high fantasy, parody to zombies, low fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, whatever.
Just in case any potential writing buddies do care about what they're reading, I'm writing a low fantasy story set in a bronze age society. My main character, Anse, finds herself with important decisions to be made when new circumstances split the town she's one of the leaders of into two distinct factions. Neither side is morally superior - each holds ideals which conflict with the other faction's ideals. The characters around her also vary, from an entitled, stroppy teenager to a politically indifferent priestess philosopher, and from an embittered war survivor to a passionate idealist lacking in tact. The story follows Anse's choices as around her the situation worsens and the conflict escalates (sometimes as a result of her actions - or inaction) as she tries to work out what's best for herself, her children and the town.
So anyone want to buddy with me?
Rather than create separate threads for everyone looking for writing buddies, if anyone else is looking for someone but seeking different criteria or interested in a buddy who writes a particular subgenre, this thread would be a good place for that too.