Friday, November 11, 2011

First Person or Third Person?

What do YA readers prefer? I've noticed most write 1st person but there's a pretty good combination or 3rd person narration as well. For instance the Fallen series, The Mortal Instruments, and The Infernal Devices. But 1st person there is Beautiful Creatures, Hush Hush Saga, and many more. I just can't decide which is more popular and which readers prefer. I like all of them differently. I just believe I can relate differently and better to 1st person even though I thoroughly enjoyed the other series written in 3rd person.

My editor is just more used to adult romance novels and not familiar with anything YA Paranormal or 1st person and has said it confuses her and I'm unsure if I should change it or not. It's very frustrating. I would like a perspective of someone who likes the type of books I am currently writing.

How Frustrating! My kids are SUPER SICK so I need sleep. Strep throat, ear infections, and Upper Respiratory Infections really suck when you have a 3 year old and a 6 month old.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Laryngitis, Ear Infections, Viruses, and Redecorating...

We went to the Football game this weekend which rocked! But I felt sick the night before knowing I caught whatever my son caught at school. My 6 month old had been acting sick too. I went to the pharmacy and asked for something to help me make it through the football game and by the end of first quarter I felt like garbage and my voice was gone. We beat the number 13 ranked team though!!! Woo Hoo!!! So today we go to the Walk-In and I have laryngitis and my 6 month old has an ear infection (her second in 2 months). My son just had tubes for that and adenoids out. So this is starting to feel real familiar. I feel like crap.

Anways, my editor problem is fixed, she was just waiting on me to send her a few chapters to get started. No I'm going to edit them, then send them to her. =)

I have to figure out what to buy for Christmas gifts and my son's birthday next week. Plus an anniversary gift. But my biggest problem is I can't write because I lost my ipod charger... and it's driving me insane. I need it to write.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


So I'm on page 110ish on my book and thought I found an editor that I could actually count on and trust since I've shown NO ONE my work... but she seems to have flaked out. It was a family member who edits magazines so I figured perfect right?

I'm still stuck on Chapter 2 on the book I'm reading even though I know it will bet better I am just not fond of Bran as a name yet of the main hot guy. I just have so much going on, I am reading one and then have 2 more in line. Morganville Vampires book 10 came out yesterday and I badly want to cut out and skip to that one. I've been with that series for awhile and the last book was a letdown but so far the reviews on number 10 are really good. Hoping for a revival!!!

Finished the last of my son's peanut M&M's from trick 0r treat night so that's a bummer.