I'm trying to write my novel and I need a brainstorming partner. Someone who will understand what it is I'm trying to write about, someone I can trust. The two people at work are great, but they're mostly just readers. They've been reading every chapter I've completed so far. One is also a mother like me, she has two young girls both under the age of six. The other is going to college and is very busy as well with school. The first one is an avid reader of YA genres, the second loves to read erotica novellas. What I'm trying to do is walk that fine line between both. I guess you could say it's more PG. To me it's a great story, but I'm sure we all think the same when we have an idea we want to write about. Mine is about mythology and a bit biblical. Don't worry I've avoided using God, Jesus, the Almighty, Lord......etc. What I'm doing is twisting both together and linking then with my own mythological beings called Balance. Actually I used the Latin term for that, they are a whole new race of people living in a thin veil between the earth and sky. My characters are quadruplets born to this new race who are to become the rulers of the North, South, East, and West. Nothing like the four sisters of the winds. I will be writing a series of four separate novels based off of them. It will be filled with not only a love story, but also a lot of action. My main goal is to keep the readers interested and so engrossed with it that they won't be able to help, but continue to read. Here is my problem, I brainstorm by talking it out. When I hear myself, my mind wonders and ideas immediately start popping up in my head. But I need someone to talk to, my husband isn't any help because he's just not into reading. He says he'd rather watch then read books. Plus my grammar isn't that great either, but I'm trying not to worry about that too much. I'm 35 years old, my birthday is coming up next month and I really hope to get this novel published someday, hopefully sometime next year or the year after. I already have a blog, but I'm not planning on launching is yet until I know for sure that this idea will even be considered by a publishing company. If I time this right, I'll do it once I get the okay to present it. I've been researching the pros and cons of that as well. Grrrr......I feel so overwhelmed and I know I'm doing this to myself, but I can't help it. It has taken me over 3 years to finally start it up again. After, being rudely laughed at by someone when they read my first two page draft. Let's just say it was a family member. Either way, I am determined to so this. Even if it gets published or not, I'll have my blog to post it up for all to read. I hope it doesn't come to that though, I've always wanted to become a writer. It's my passion and I absolutely love doing it. If I could take classes, I would, but it's hard when you're working full time and have four little monkeys (what I call my children) your trying to raise at the same time.