Thursday, January 6, 2011

YA or Adult

Wild Fire started off as a YA book. YA have really taken off, and for those of us that like more story, less steamy, it's been a relief. The downside? Sometimes the author can go a little overboard on the teen drama. There are almost always triangle relationships where the MC must choose who they want to be with between two love interests. I read a lot of YA these days, the latest being Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (great read) but have been caught up in some more mature books since that read.


 
I had been posting a few chapters of WF up on Inkpop.com, but after a while language and violence got a little much for YA. I started to worry that I had gone overboard, but it worked with the story. So I took down the chapters from Inkpop, and decided to make WF an adult book. Now everyone I talk to wants me to put in a steamy scene. I have been dragging my heels on that. I don't do sexy. I'm not sexy, so how do I write it?
This morning I woke with the urge to take out the more graphic content, and go back to the YA genre. I'm still debating on which genre I think WF will succeed in. I hate making decisions…

 
Ta!
A.McBay

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