Growing up is hard. You get so wrapped up in your problems and life that you forget to look up every so often and see what going on everywhere else. For example this weekend a friend of mine from the past is getting married and leaving town, all in the same weekend. Part of me feels like it’s a betrayal and the other part of me feels like that’s just the way life is. People grow up, they move, they get married, they move in with other people, and they have kids. That’s just what life is.
Getting back on topic, I’ve decided on the genre to my book! Drum roll please! The genre is young-adult fiction. I’ve looked this up and Wikipedia says that “Authors and readers of young adult novels often define the genre as literature as traditionally written for ages ranging from twelve years up to the age of eighteen, while some publishers may market young adult literature to as low as age ten or as high as age twenty-five.”
So who do I want reading my book? I think it’s safe to think I’m casting a pretty wide net from ages fifteen to maybe twenty-five. The truth is It’s a mature book and it has some explicit contents so maybe my net should be eighteen to twenty-five but it’s also a coming of age story that takes place in high school so I think kids in high school can relate.
This weekend I’ll be putting aside my book cover project to work on the 3rd draft to my story. My sister has finished the first read through and she says it was good. I’m beaming inside and out and I’m in a good mellow mood. She also said she thinks the story line is well done. I’m getting even more excited about the book. I’m looking forward to making that announcement! When I can say my book is officially for sale. That moment when the first purchase is made and the story inside me becomes a story in someone else’s life.
I also did some work on the description for my book, I’m not sure if this is what I’ll be sticking to but I like the sound of it. So here it is a glimpse into what this book is actually about.
Addison Pierce is convinced that her future is predetermined based on a few bad choices from her past. Her parents don’t take her seriously and neither does her long distance, maybe/maybe not, boyfriend. The only thing she has these days is her art work and her take no prisoners attitude. So when her parents pack up the station wagon and head for Phoenix, Arizona, Addison thinks up a plan to run away from home on her eighteenth birthday.
Caleb Sullivan is a well-mannered, high school, All-American basketball star. He’s dating the hottest girl in school, has college scholarships practically falling in his lap and has the entire school eating out of the palm of his hand. So when his little sister makes friends with the new girl from next door Caleb thinks she’s some kind of Wednesday Adams look alike but the more time he spends with her the more he can’t stop thinking about her.
When two people, who have nothing in common. Have everything to learn from each other. Will they be able to put their differences aside or learn the hard way?
And there you have the blood, sweat, and tears of the last 3 month of my life. This book called Learning The Hard Way.