Back during the Sad Songs Bloghop, I listed this as one of the saddest songs going. You may have to turn it up to really hear.
I thought of this song this week, not because I'm especially sad, but because sometimes it feels like the only person in the world who doesn't write YA.
I know it's not true, of course; a number of you regulars here don't write YA, but still. It seems nearly every blog I find is penned by a YA or MG writer, and every query that turns up in AWs Query Letter Hell or on Matt's QQQE is YA. When I got my first 250 in the Mother. Write. (Repeat.) Agent's Inbox contest last spring, 14 of the 20 entrants were YA (and 1 MG). In looking back at one of the Drop The Needle Contests at MSFV in May, 14 of 25 entrants were YA/MG (and the percentage was even higher in her second round). The ultimate occurred this week. I managed to get a revamped first 250-words of Parallel Lives into Miss Snark's First Victim's September Secret Agent Contest (entrant #6, if you're interested; why I chose to do a revise is another story). 48 of the 50 entrants were YA or MG. Wow, it can be lonely out there. I wonder if I'm just looking in the wrong places, or if YA/MG writers are that much more sociable than the rest of us (with authors of literary fiction the most hermit-like).
In other news...
The cover for Carrie Butler's debut, Strength, goes live on Monday, and we'll have a sneak preview right HERE!
The Catbird returned to school yesterday; oh, how strange to see her alone at the bus stop.
The Magpie seems to have recovered from her case of the Second Week Blues.
Barton's Women sits and cools; meanwhile, I re-read (am re-reading, that is) Parallel Lives, and all I can say is, I thought I did a better job editing. /facepalm
That's about it for me for today. Thanks for stopping by, hope you all have a nice weekend. Be sure to stop by Monday and see Carrie's cover!