Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Favorites

I've been sick this week, which was a good thing, because I got to sleep late and write all afternoon. The result – two chapters written with one to be written today. Fingers crossed.

A second thing this week is this contest Beth Revis is having. Have you seen the books she's giving away. Amazing!!!

But she asked that you post about why you Love YA, so here it goes.

I love YA because it's a time when you still have all your hopes and dreams. Not that you don't have hopes and dreams as an adult, it's just that reality sinks in a little more the older you get. There's still so much you get to experience (first love, first kiss, first job). So many firsts.

Or maybe it's because being a teen is all about figuring out who you are and I still feel like I'm trying to do that.

How about you? Why do you write what you write?


Stina Lindenblatt said...

That's right. When you're a teen, there are no limitations to your dreams (okay, there might be more than when you're a kid). It's not until you're an adult that you find out achieving dreams isn't as easy as you think.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

I was just thinking about this the other day. I love women. They rock and yet I've been badly hurt by some. It baffles me why I love my genre so much, but I can't shake it.
~ Wendy

Connie Keller said...

I love YA because right now it's the most inventive genre--there's so much creativity and energy in YA books.

Candice said...

This is so true, and a good YA book reminds you of those teenage feelings, if you're an adult that is. If your a teen I think it makes you feel validated.

Melissa Hurst said...

I hope you're feeling better, Patti!

I love reading and writing YA for the same reasons you like it. It's the one time in your life when you get to experience so many things for the first time and your life is filled with so many possibilities.