Let’s Write! Bee’s Writerly Updates

Welcome to the first edition of Let’s Write, in which I will talk all about my writerly updates. As the title suggests. Today I am going to talk to you guys about my project called Shatter This Starless Night. It’s a (new) adult contemporary romance and I am wholly in love with it so far. So let’s talk about it!

What is it about?

Shatter This Starless Night is a gender-bent, queer, contemporary retelling of my favorite fairy tale called Beauty and the Beast. It’s about Logan, a soft, anxious, bisexual mess who gets into a bad situation and gets kicked out of the house by his dad. Eli, my soft non-binary child, finds him and offers him to stay at their place. So he does, because really he doesn’t have any other options. And then blooms a romance, BUT. Both of them are a mess and dealing with a lot of trauma from the past so ahahaha will this go easy for them? Unlikely. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Shatter This Starless Night is a gender-bent, queer, contemporary retelling of my favorite fairy tale called Beauty and the Beast. It’s about Logan, a soft, anxious, bisexual mess who gets into a bad situation and gets kicked out of the house by his dad. Eli, my soft non-binary child, finds him and offers him to stay at their place. So he does, because really he doesn’t have any other options. And then blooms a romance, BUT. Both of them are a mess and dealing with a lot of trauma from the past so ahahaha will this go easy for them? Unlikely. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Why you will love it

  • Logan, the MC, is a pacifist with PTSD and anxiety who is also punk-rock, and has the best hair ever. Black with a wide white streak in the front. He’s super soft and I just want to squish him the whole time.
  • Eli, the Love-Interest, is a punk-rock, non-binary, queer af, tattooed star and they have my heart entirely. They’re so messed up and have ISSUES but like, you just want to help them? Wrap them in a blanket and protect them from all evil?? Because they’re such a beautiful and genuinely good person but yet the world has been mean to them?? Rude.
  • It also features two stars from my other project called Three Seconds to Sunrise. Ben and Gio’s story will be written after Logan’s BUT it is in fact a standalone/prequel. Ben is my gay disaster son and Gio is my soft, shy superstar drag queen. They meet, fall head over heels in love and have to fight off a creepy stalker while dealing with past trauma coming back to haunt them. FUN TIMES.
  • It has own-voices mental health rep.
  • The romance punches stereotypes in the face while also being adorable. And they C O M M U N I C A T E. They are also O P E N and H O N E S T and R E S P E C T F U L of each other’s boundaries. I know, mind-blowing, right?
  • It’s a story about finding your people, your second family. It’s a story about grief and depression and anxiety. It’s a story about fear controlling your life and deciding to let it go. It’s a story about falling down and finding the strength to get back up again.

Snippets & Quotes

Maybe I just don’t belong here.  

Shatter This Starless Night – Bee D.K.


Part of me still wonders why this beautiful, kind person wants anything to do with the likes of me. That’s the real mystery. 

Shatter this Starless Night – Bee D.K.


I lose myself in the movement and the music, the song hitting a tender spot in my heart. Wounds that are more than just skin-deep. Scars etched into the deepest parts of my soul.  

Shatter This Starless Night – Bee D.K.


I glance down at my hands, at the old scars that have faded and the ones that are only a few days old. Flashes of dad swinging with a ruler as I practice violin going through my head. 

Shatter This Starless Night – Bee D.K.


“No, you don’t.” They all stare at me. “What? You think because you give me a place to sleep, buy me some clothes and see me have a panic attack, you are entitled to knowing my deepest darkest parts? I don’t know you. And you don’t know me. Sure, that might change. But as of right now, I owe you jack shit.”

Shatter This Starless Night – Bee D.K.


And that’s it for now! I will update you on my progress next month, with more snippets for you to enjoy! What do you think of it so far? Is it something you would want to read?

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