I have started a novel. Whether I finish it someday is a mystery.
I have also been swallowing sub-par young adult fiction in an attempt to get 15 done before the end of the semester.
Carol's bi-weekly rants have given me a greater appreciation for the book industry. While I used to close the book after the last page, I now read the acknowledgements and the auther bio. These extra few minutes have led me to a sad conclusion; there are two types of young adult authors.
All of these women are successful (whether you like their writing or not). I have read their books (yes yes I read twilight) and admire each woman for a different reason.
The question becomes, if I decide to finish my book, what kind of ya author will I be?
Team Alpha: Wear makeup, put on clothes, brush hair, get nice photos taken, go out in public
Team Beta: Don't wear make up, wear t-shirts, don't brush hair, use mug shots, stay indoors, eat my feelings
|Carol Lynch Williams|
I think being on Team Beta is one of the advantages to being an author. But do I really want to go there?