Monday, January 31, 2011
Drawing a Blank
I have no idea who these children are (too cute). But they seem to mirror my current facial expression quite well. You can't tell whether they're watching a train wreck, me talking to myself in public (it happens), or mating season at the gorilla exhibit. The possibilities are endless. Just like our writing. Which leads me to my current, well, BLANK. The subject of age crossing came up in a recent conversation with a friend. What if you had a series you'd been working on, and maybe, the first book or so in that series was on the middle grade level, but the rest of the series was young adult? I read mostly YA with the exception of the occasional historical romance or a good suspense novel. I used to read political non-fiction but my children held a family meeting and I'm no longer allowed to do that. Something about me being moody (whatever). But I'm sure books that follow along throughout the whole coming of age process are out there. In fact, during this post I thought about Harry Potter, and how it started as a children's book but then grew as Harry grew. So what comes to your mind when you think of the coming of age novel? And how difficult is this to sell to an agent? More so than usual? I'd love to know what you think.