Y is for Youth

Most of you know that The Magic Wakes was originally meant to be young adult. And then it grew up. People still confuse it as YA though and it’s a bit annoying. And yes, I probably shouldn’t say that, but it is.

However, I do have another story that has been haunting me, teasing me, for two years now.It is YA. It should have been finished a long time ago but deeper and darker secrets keep leaking into my brain. Every time another one solidifies I’m shocked. How did I not know Ryanne experienced THAT?

And I stop writing.

Why? Because I need to let it sink in, percolate a bit. Only then can I go back and add that layer to the story so that it makes sense and feels believable. Some things are so far out of my realm of experience that it’s taking a lot of thinking time. This story needs to be done right.

Fade Into Me is another mixing of science fiction and fantasy elements–it’s what I like best! It’s about the confusion and sadness of youth and finding the strength within to move on into adulthood. Well, it’s about way more than that, but for today’s topic that will do.

Here’s the blurb:

Everything you’ve ever heard about faeries is a lie.
Lies they told to keep humans from learning the truth.
What is the truth?
They walk the earth, sentenced to watch over and nurture their greatest mistake.
Ryanne Killian doesn’t believe in faerie tales, and yet all the eyes of the Fae watch her–hoping she will be the one to set them free. But Ryanne is afraid she’s too broken to save herself, much less anyone else.
What do you think? How many of you write Young Adult?

About charitybradford

Science fiction and fantasy writer and blogger. My first novel is now available--The Magic Wakes (WiDo Publishing, 2013)

Posted on April 29, 2013, in Blog Tour, Blogging A to Z, World of Sendek. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. I'm not a mistake!Sounds really different from The Magic Wakes. That's probably a good thing for you – now you can explore something new.

  2. No Alex, you are definitely not a mistake. But then again you're farther along the path of ascension than a lot of people. I'll have to finish this book for that to make sense. 😉

  3. Don't freak out Alex. That blurb has captured my attention. I need more.

  4. The blurb sounds very interesting. I look forward to reading it when you finish it.

  5. Wow. Maybe one of these days I'll get a YA idea. At the moment, my ideas are tending older, though.

  6. You should definitely go with what's in your head at the moment. 🙂

  7. Me too! 😉 I'm half way finished with it and have written the final scene. Now I just need to connect the dots.

  8. 🙂 Yay! I've been working on this story this week and I'm so excited about it!

  9. I definitely hear you. My writing goes easier if I percolate a while. Though new angles seem to slide in pretty easily once I have the core figured out. Good luck getting going on it!

  10. Thanks! The words have been coming bit by bit but I'm 35K into the story. 🙂

  11. I write YA, although I lean toward contemporary or historical sans magical things 🙂 I think it's a great idea to explore different types of stories, map a few out, try them, and see where they lead. You never know how an idea will expand or what will come of it until you begin!

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