Waiting Room

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(August 2015 – March 2017)

Everyone at school knows Andrew Jackson Jennings. Openly gay. Lost an arm in a car accident. Future school shooter.

Everyone at school knows Ryan Sullivan. Football captain. Nice guy. Future valedictorian.

When Andrew ends up in therapy after writing about killing his classmates, he doesn’t expect to find Ryan Sullivan in the waiting room. Turns out there’s more to both of them than everyone at school sees.

Read this novel online over at Swoonreads!

Origins

Waiting Room began as a fanfiction which you can read over on ao3.  After I received comments like “It’s one of those stories that is original fiction with the character names put on” and the overwhelmingly positive response to it, I decided to try to turn it into an original fic.  And when I took the first five pages of the newly edited draft to a writers conference, the editor said she was already shipping the two main characters – so here we are!

I decided to post the novel on Swoonreads, which I heard about from another editor at the same writers conference.  Swoonreads is a site similar to Wattpad where you can post your completed novels, and others can read and comment.  Those novels that catch the attention of the readers and editors have a chance to be published, and they don’t mind if a novel was originally fanfiction or is still posted online as fanfiction.  Feel free to head over and read Waiting Room!

Soundtrack

Waiting Room has a lot of serious moments, so this soundtrack is very quiet and melancholy.

  • The 1975 – Me
  • Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
  • Flyleaf – Circle
  • Carina Round – For Everything a Reason
  • Alice in Chains – Nutshell
  • Beck – Turn Away
  • Michael Stipe with Radiohead – Leave
  • Koda – Staying
  • Ben Howard – Oats in the Water

You can listen to a version of this soundtrack over on 8tracks.