Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Genre Switch

IN THE NEWS: "A pair of Sacramento, Calif., thieves found nothing to laugh at when their attempted robbery was held up by a rodeo clown wielding a fake pistol." Read more HERE.


It was beautiful here yesterday. It was also "wristband day " at the amusements on the boardwalk. For ten dollars, you get a wristband to wear and then you can ride as many rides as you want from 1PM to 5PM.

Sound good? Yep, you bet. To me, you, and five hundred other people. I wanted to turn around and go home after three minutes, but after a root beer snowie, my grouchy attitude quickly adjusted. Somehow the kiddo and I managed to stay for over two hours.

Don't ask me how, but it the midst of entertaining my kiddo on summer break, I am making progress with my story that I'm writing and I'm even squeezing in some reading too.

Right now, I'm reading Royally Jacked by Niki Burnham--a Young Adult novel. This is one of those instances where I picked up a book in the library because of the cute cover, saw it was a teen romantic comedy, and quickly turned over to the back and read the blurb.

I'm trying to get a feel for what direction I should take my writing. Big surprise, huh? Sorry, but I really can't decide what I want to be when I grow up. Based on this cute book, I feel my voice would fit in this direction. (I've always kinda suspected it, threatened to do it, talked about it constantly, but needed more proof. And perhaps motivation?) So that's why I'm reading up on Young Adult romantic comedies now.

You know, for research.

And because I'm finally figuring out that my mind is very much on par with that of a tenth grader.

Have a good one. :)

5 comments:

Kristen Painter said...

I started writing YA for much the same reason. I'm not that mature...why fight it? lol

Chelle Sandell said...

Ya know...HQ has a YA line about to kick off...

lainey bancroft said...

Ah, 10th grade. Big hair. Jeans so tight you had to lay down to zip them...nope. I don't want to be a tenth grader. How about a thrid grader? =)

Diane Craver said...

Enjoy reading the YA romantic comedies. BTW, I like them too.

Chicki said...

I never read YA, but you do have a "young voice." Maybe you should try your hand at writing a YA story and submit it for critique to a crit group that focuses on that genre.

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