Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Blogosphere

This is what I love about the book-blogosphere. If you really need something, and you reach out for it, you're bound to get help. I've seen teenage girls (sorry, but sadly I've barely come across any male book bloggers...I think I've seen two) doing incredible things for authors and books! There are so many great ideas...I'm so impressed! I know I shouldn't be surprised, but I seem to keep forgetting how incredible the teenage crowd can be. Maybe it's because I'm on my way out?
Turning twenty WAS a little weird, and I was kind of sad that I wouldn't be able to call myself a teenager anymore. I know what I'm going to be asking every YA author I ever meet- how do write a convincing teenager?

Sometimes, I think it's not that hard. Everyone's different, it's not like teenage essence can be boxed or programmed. But we've all seen movies or read books where writers have gotten it ridiculously wrong, and that's the last thing I'd ever want to do. This is another reason that it's comforting to know that the book-blogosphere is there. And hell, so is the regular blogosphere. Blogs have been a big help to me these past few months, and even though I'll probably be annoyingly busy as this semester ends, I'm going to try and keep my blog going relatively steadily. We'll see what happens. Just wanted to thank everyone, especially my two new followers. :) 36! Hooray! New goal? 40. It'll take a while, and it'll make me do more (and hopefully, better) PR.

I know that whether we should be labeling books as YA or not has been up for debate, but honestly? I love that there's a YA section, even though which books go where can be hard to determine.

Okay, future posts:

My first reading on April first!

Sid, the male interest in my book whose character is up for debate.

Hopefully more reviews! I might be reviewing a couple of books myself, just for fun.

And more excerpts, of course.

If there's anything you'd like to see on the blog, let me know. My experience as an author thus far is a tad different from most, given my age and the nature of the publisher, but I'd love to help anyone and share anything I can. And if you want to know more about the book, or you just want to talk about YA stuff, leave me a comment and I'll get in touch with you!

Thanks bloggers! Thanks followers!

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