Rumination 9

Young Adult or New Adult?
I don’t know? Maybe? What qualifies as Young Adult? What makes your character too old for it? And what is New Adult? How is it different from Young Adult, how is different from just regular Adult?

What is my book? All of the major characters are over 19. Does that disqualify it from Young Adult? But it’s not quite adult either. Though I might be going on stereotype there. Does the fact that it’s science fiction change anything?

See, I understand the concept of the query letter and I understand what I’m supposed to write in it, but I don’t know anything about the marketing or the audience. The audience is me, I think.

All I’ve ever been is a writer; it’s strange to think that isn’t enough. No one tells you how to be a writer. If a kid says they want to be a doctor, all of the adults they tell them everything that goes into being that. When a kid says they want to be an author, they get a “good luck.”

It’s something you can’t teach.

So why are so many of us consumed by it?

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