OK...I've been bad about checking in,
I need a slap on the wrist. :)
The last week I did well getting two more chapters done,
I felt like I was on a roll.
I imagine runner's get the same feeling when they 'hit their stride'.
I imagine that's true.
Although I don't know for sure.
I don't run.
That is an entirely different blog post. :P
This week I feel sort of stuck.
When I started this novel I just assumed it would be for YA since the main character is a girl of about sixteen years old.
However, one of my lovely critique partners,
(whom I love and wouldn't trade for the world,
because she is always so helpful and yet honest at the same time),
pointed out that it didn't have a lot of the elements that a YA novel is supposed to have.
If you are curious if yours qualifies check out this link here which she gave me.
I have always admired writers who did things differently,
a major influence has been Cornelia Funke,
whose writing does not patronize the audience,
She does not shirk from using adult POV in her work.
She just enjoys telling a story and invites the reader to sit and listen.
That's how I imagine my writing,
but I am not Funke...lol.
So now I'm at a juncture in my writing.
Do I change how I've told the story to fit my book into YA?
Or do I send my work into the adult market instead?
So I ask you, wise writer's from around the world...what would you do?