Sorry, what was I blogging about? Oh, yeah! Blog chain time!
Sorry I missed the last one. I allowed myself to get weighed down by unnecessary stress. Boo stress! Luckily my vacation is less than a week away, I just dyed my hair magenta - the most stress reducing of all the unnatural hair colors (I totally made that up), and I've formulated a plan of action for my current situation. ONWARD AND UPWARD!
Today's blog chain was started by my Flux sister, Margie. Margie wants to know:
How did you come to write your YA genre
(e.g. contemp, fantasy, etc.)? AND (yep, it’s a 2 parter), if you weren’t
writing that, what genre would you be interested in exploring?
Oh, how I love to read. Now, it's purely for entertainment. But when I was a teen, I read to escape. I know I've posted before about the step-dad from hell, getting kicked out of the house at 17, having my stuff burned out on the lawn, and moving in with a stripper. Granted, this isn't your typical growing up scenario, however, kids still have it tough. I wanted to write a book that would have made 17-year-old-me smile and forget about all of the sh*t she was dealing with, if just for a moment. And if I can do that for a teen - then I've accomplished what I set out to do.
If I had to pick another genre I think I'd try my hand at adult paranormal romance. I know, I know. Ninja-writing Cole is a sucker for a sappy love story. I'm not ashamed to admit it, just keep it on the down low, would ya?
Check out the science fiction ya writing Abby on why she chose her genre. And tomorrow, check out Shannon's post to see what she's writing and why.