Reason #1: It's fun. It's interesting. It's talented people reaching out to teenagers and taking all of us on fantastic adventures that wouldn't be half as fun if they featured adults.
Reason #2: It takes talent. Never let anyone look down on you for writing YA. You're entertaining teenagers, of all the ridiculously impossible things. Keep it up! :)
Reason #3: You're getting kids to read. That is, for me at least, the highest praise. In a TV dominated society, you get busy, texting, emailing teenagers to pause, unplug, and read.
Wow guys, I love love LOVED your responses to Wednesday's post! Some of my assumptions were scattered, others were confirmed, and either way, I know more about you now!! LOVE!
P.S. I'm glad so many of you started out blogging by following Nathan Bransford, Tahereh Mafi, Querytracker, The Rejectionist, and Elana Johnson, because, OMG, me too!!! :)
Also, to answer questions:
1. I definitely plan on always writing fantasy. That said, I'm currently working on a contemporary YA, a sci-fi, and a horror. Because I'm sporadic and love branching out. :) But fantasy will always be my base.
2. SUPER happy it's almost summer!! I'll be writing nonstop. :)
3. My mom and I are bestest friends ever, so I'm super excited to live with her this summer. Whether or not she's knows I'm awesome (Marsha, you're so sweet! :D) is a bit of a mystery, but she's always supported me.
So, peace out? And have an AWESOME weekend.