Wow, only a few hours left of our release party fun. I often get asked how I got into writing, specifically how I started in with this New Adult category before it was even recognized by anyone.
You might know this about me, but I kind of stumbled into this writing career. Hadn’t planned on it, but it found me. Fate kind of has a way of doing that, doesn’t it?
Anyway, without any formal training, I just sat down and started writing. When I had an 87,000-word novel and no clue what to do next, I took the next step. Researched writing groups. Joined some critique groups and kept on writing. During that time, I was told my characters were too old for YA and too young for Adult and that I needed to change their ages if I wanted to get published some day.
I respectfully declined that offer to change my character ages. And kept writing. By novel thirteen (Wasteland) New Adult had started showing up here and there. But it was Crescent Moon Press who took the chance and opened the New Adult Line at their house. I think they were one of the first…if not the first…to officially have New Adult on one of their novels.
And then they signed SIX of mine!
So, as writing “found” me, so did writing New Adult. But I love it. Wouldn’t have it any other way. As NA Alley says so nicely, New Adult bridges the gap between Young Adult and Adult fiction.
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Remember, these posts are open to entries to January 29th, 2013! Next up is SASHA at 5pm EST!