Thursday, July 01, 2010

OH NO!!!!

I started reading The Secret Year today (awesome by the way--- or at least the first 130 pages are) and I had a terrifying realization.

I've written a YA book (two of them, in fact) where the main characters are NOT supernatural creatures and NO ONE DIES in the books.

Death toll= 0


Can my books even BE YA?

Maybe I should kill off a character just for the hell of it, after all, I want to be published and there's a certain mold I need to fit...

I'm kidding.

sort of.

No I'm totally kidding.



  1. I'm pretty sure you're okay! You totally made me laugh out loud, which is good! :)

    I'm trying to think of a new YA book without at least one dead body - there's gotta be a few books - right?

  2. First off, I loved The Secret Year.

    And since I've read at least one of your YA's, you're fine. Leave the dead bodies and sparklies to other peeps.

  3. Nope. You're absolutely screwed. This trend will never give way and there is no hope for any of us. :)

    (Psssssst. You're fine.)