1. No book will ever compare with Harry Potter. At least, not for me. I grew up with the books, I went to midnight book releases, I stayed up all night just to finish a newly released book. I don’t think I’ll ever be as attached to a book series or to characters as I was with Harry Potter. They were brilliant, but they also came out at the right time.
2. Why are we so fascinated with orphans in YA? I mean, I guess it isn’t just YA. The “orphan” has been around in literature for quite awhile. I took a History of the Bestseller class in college, and I remember my professor talking about how popular it was in the 1800s, and how it’s still incredibly popular today. I guess from a writing standpoint, it allows the author to have more freedom with young characters. But still, I find it a little morbid.
1. Kind of going off my book rambling, I find myself writing characters who are orphans. Honestly, it’s exactly for one of the reasons above: writing with an orphan gives me more freedom. Obviously, I’m going to have to challenge myself and have parental figures involved now. Might make things harder/more interesting.
2. I’m currently in the middle of a move, so I’m without my journal. AND I FEEL SO COMPLETELY LOST WITHOUT IT. Why did I pack it away? It’s not like I’d be writing right now. I hate writing when people are around. It’s distracting and it makes me so anxious.
1. By the time this posts, I will be on my way to California, stuck in a hotel for the night. I really am not crazy about hotels, but it’s a long drive. So if I’m not responding…that’s why. 🙂
2. I really need to unfollow animal shelters on social media. I have three pets. I can’t have anymore, so why do I torture myself? I want to save all the cute little furry animals,