I just got an undergraduate scholarship to do a manga. I'm in the process of writing the first draft right now. My story is mainly psychological. The main character is a girl who becomes mute after a traumatizing incident. My main goal with it is to raise mental health awareness. I will also be drawing the manga, which is honestly infinitely more fun than writing it. I also write a lot though. I'm kind of a jack of all trades. It's definitely a curse (I never finish anything!)

Anyway, since I went to college I've discovered that the stigma against manga is even worse than I thought. My Japanese professor even went so far as to tell me I couldn't just sit at home and draw manga all day. Which I definitely realize, thank you very much. Needless to say, I didn't get much support in that department. To my surprise, it was the honors college at my university that gave me opportunities. The Dean was amazingly supportive.

Anyway, the topic was about what story we're working on and what we like to read. Let me get back on track.

I haven't found a story I've really connected to in a long time. I tend to go with more romantic type stuff like Fruits Basket. That one's definitely a favorite because it deals with a lot pf psychological issues, and lets face it, that seems to be my specialty.