Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear so immediately that the two of you, on some level, belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you’re in love or creating things together or foxhole buddies or partners in crime. It’s so clear, right off the bat, that this is what you’re supposed to be doing, that this is what you’re for. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest of circumstances, and they help you make a life. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but. It definitely makes me believe in something.
Anonymous asked: Do you think it’s important to have a MC that is the same age as the intended audience? I have an idea of the average-girl-stumbles-onto-exciting-hidden-world-and-saves-it story, with a dash of dystopia. I feel like that type of story appeals mainly to the teen audience, but my MC is mid/late 20s?
Older readers are a bit more flexible about character ages, but younger readers do tend to gravitate toward characters who are in their same general age range. I think you would have a hard time selling a YA novel with a mid-to-late 20s protagonist.
However, there are plenty of older young adults (sometimes referred to as a “new adult” audience) who enjoy urban fantasy, dystopian, post-apocalyptic, and all the things currently popular in YA. So, I don’t think you’d have trouble marketing the novel you described to a “new adult” audience. :)
IT IS A SWEET AND SAD STORY THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE STUPID FUCKING TITLE OR THIS STUPID FUCKING GIF.
THAT PICTURE THEY USED? WHERE SHE’S CRYING? IT’S NOT BECAUSE SHE’S BEING MARRIED OFF TO SOME TERRIFYING OLD GUY WHO PAID FOR HER. NO. HER DAD IS DYING. THIS IS YELLOW JOURNALISM AND IT’S DISGUSTING. IT NEEDS TO FUCKING STOP. I AM SO DONE WITH THIS SHIT.
I got so mad this morning because I had to leave for work at 9 and then after work I’m going directly to rehearsal so I won’t be back to that zoo of a house until probably 9 at night, and ONE OF THE STUPID DOGS JUST WOULD NOT PEE. I let both of them out and they just stood there looking at me with their big dumb eyes while I pointed at the grass and shouted “Go pee!” over and over again. Eventually one went. But the other one just curled up on a lawn chair and ignored me. I finally got so fed up I just brought them both back inside.
But now I’m gonna have to clean up a pee puddle when I get home b/c these stupid dogs are not trained at all.
You take my dog out to go pee and say “Alright Dusty, quick pee! Come on, go pee!” And he fucking pees.
I don’t understand how you can have four animals and none of them are remotely trained. The dogs don’t even respond to their names when I call them. Seriously! I’m just so fed up with them.
Ugh I’d rant more but I’m on my phone and it’s really annoying trying to type all this.
Everything is terrible.
well i would but no i don’t live in sc i think i got u mixed up with another person i follow who lives in washington sorry but i would
oh, that’s alright! it was nice of you to offer! and for a minute there I was gettin’ real excited that someone who follows me lived close by and I was totally gonna suggest we hang out. but that’s okay.