Thursday, May 7, 2015
Writing a YA/NA series - good or bad?
Yes, believe it or not, I'm trying to write. I have a YA/NA crossover series that has been in my head for over a year now. Its a trilogy starting with a pure YA (high school), then YA/NA (college years) and then NA (right after college). Same couple throughout, too. The book bible has been written (something I NEVER do) and I've started writing it. So what's the problem? Trying to sell it. Not just to a publisher but the general public. Most NA's out there don't feature "happy" people. Something is always wrong with them and they "need" that other person to make them complete.
Well, I remember my college years and my 20's. I was well adjusted, happy, free and full of life. Nothing held me back and I didn't need a man to complete me. In fact, I didn't have a steady boyfriend after the high school sweetheart and I broke up in college. I had a great job, apartment, friends and a family that loved and supported me. I had issues like everyone else...rent, paying bills, job issues, etc. but not like the way that NA books have been portraying them over the last couple of years.
Am I stupid to think that two well adjusted people can meet in high school, fall in love in college and then get married and not have the extreme angst that goes along with it? Sure there is conflict. My heroine is one grade above the hero and they have distance to deal with until college. Oh and jealous brother. That's it. No drugs, alcohol, abuse, etc.
So again, am I crazy for writing it? Let me know because I have a friends to lovers story that I need to finish, too.