So what happened to me when I went to write my first YA book?
I discovered that my characters had to talk. A lot.
But, having said that, there is something to be said about a great kiss.
And I'm finding that the longer I do this book, the more I am reconnecting with my sixteen year old self. The more I am remembering what it felt like to long to be loved while at the same time understanding that I was nowhere near ready for it.
I don't plan to stay in YA forever. By contrast, my muse is already thinking about the next Westervelt book. But I have to say, for now, I love it.
And I highly recommend everyone try to leave their comfort zone for something else...every once in a while.
Hope you are all well out there!