So here I am, fresh little innocent Bethany, moving into my suite with big eyes at the world around me. It's a good life. But then... I meet my suite mates. They are flipping awesome! And yet, thirty seconds into our 'suite bonding time,' the peer pressure has already started to roll.
Now, it's been awhile since I've experienced peer-pressure, and I was astounded. Like... "Wow! This... can totally apply to my writing!"
I know, I'm such a nerd.
But here's the deal: whenever I hear about peer pressure, it's always in a negative light. Yes, it's the thing that (really) rules our society, but there's so much more to it. There are times when the pressure is painful and the poor innocent child is struggling between a life of straight A's and a life of sin, and that's all we hear about. But yesterday the peer pressure was - get this - fun .
How does that work?
Well, let's take last night: there was talking, laughing, dancing, having fun. Someone tugs on your arm. "Come onnnnn." Stomach jumping, more laughing, resisting. Another tug. Another pull back. Then the pressure can go one of two ways - giving in (not always bad), or sticking to your guns.
How awesome would it be if my book could be like that?
Now I just have to figure out how to make my book into a peer pressure-er. Any ideas? How do you deal with peer pressure?