The Teen Inside Me
Thank you to the awesomesauce team for having me at their blog. I have to admit freely that awesomesauce is a word I use ALL THE TIME….
I’m pretty sure I never really grew up. Not really. Sure I got married and had a kid, and got divorced and pay taxes and pay bills. I do all the adult things I’m supposed to. But deep down inside I still feel 16. Which is probably why writing YA feels so normal to me.
I’ve written a lot of books for adults but it wasn’t until I started writing YA that it felt truly right. Static was the first YA I’d written. And it was an easy book to write. And a joy to write. Some of it was like jotting down old memories. Vivid memories that I could still see, and hear and feel.
Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean that Salem’s experiences were mine. Although I had attended many gigs when I was a teen, and I did travel around following different bands, I have in no way had any contact with an incubus and have ever been turning into anything unnatural. *looks in mirrors checks eyes*. Nope, still good.
So now I’ve come up with the 5 ways you can tell you have a teenager living inside of you…
- You call everyone dude
- Your thumbs have callouses from texting
- Your iPod, iPhone and other devices are part of your iDentity
- You are either Team Gale or Team Peeta, or the fact that you think in teams when it comes to dudes
- Other words in your vocabulary are: epic, uber, and awesomesauce