The Voices of YA Tag

To start things off, let’s just say that I LOVE this tag. I mean, a tag all about the YA genre? Count me in! Thanks to Audrey @ Audrey Caylin  for tagging me and to Caitlin @ Quills and Coffee for creating this tag! All right, let’s start with the rules….

Thank the person who tagged you.
Link to the original creator.
Answer the ten questions.
Tag at LEAST two other YA writers/bloggers. 

What draws you to YA?

Probably the fact that I am a young adult. xD But seriously, all stuff that has to do with age/maturity levels/number of zits aside, I love the fact that YA is real. It’s raw. It’s relatable. It paints stories with darkness and light, stories that shed hope and grace. 
Describe your writing process. Do you like outlines and structure, or seeing where the story takes you?
My writing process… I’m both a plotter and panster, so I first like to do some plotting. I’ll usually do some character sketches, research, and a plot arc. Then I can unleash the panster inside of me and start writing!
How long have you been writing? Where are you in your journey?
I’ve been writing for about two years or so. Currently, I’m working to get a novel together that I’d like to submit to agents and publishers. I don’t know what it’ll be, only time will tell, but I’d love to have a novel published by the time I’m 20. 
What do you need to write? Coffee? Music?
I don’t need anything to write, but I do like having a mug of salted caramel hot chocolate with me, and all of my notes on my story outlines, historical research, etc. I don’t mind having a great playlist with me either. =) 
If you could offer one piece of advice to another writer (OTHER THAN “don’t give up”), what would it be?
My one piece of advice would be to be this: Instead of letting your writerly insecurities dog you, write with passion and fall in love with your words. You are an AMAZING writer with breathtaking words. Believe it. Go spin your tales and change the world. 

What book still has you reeling from its plot twist? (*no spoilers please*)
What books are you most anticipating for this year?
I actually don’t have any books whose releases I’m anticipating. SOMEONE HELP ME AND FIND A BOOK I HAVE TO WAIT FOR!!!! 
In your opinion, which YA book/series has the most unique premise?
Most unique…. Probably Illusionarium by Heather Dixon. Alternate realities, fanitllium, Riven… Way unique, if you ask me. 
What is your all-time favorite quote from YA lit (I know, I’m cruel)?
Umm…. ONE QUOTE?!?!?! JUST ONE?!?!?! *begins hyperventilating How? Why? HOW? *mopes* Fine, how about this one… 

What book do you most hope will have a movie adaption?
TO GET TO YOU SOMEONE GET JOANNE BISCHOF’S TO GET TO YOU A MOVIE ADAPTION. Like… Just imagine it. Two surfers, an old van, one skateboarder, a girl and her family in an Airstream…. THAT IS THE BEST BOOK EVER OKAY?!?! *whispers* Sorry, all other books. I still love you too. 
I tag…
Clara @ The Zephyr

What about you? What draws YOU to YA? What is one of your favorite YA quotes? HAVE YOU READ TO GET TO YOU!?!?!?! What’s your writing process like?What books are you looking forward to? Curl up with your favorite puppy and let’s chat!

14 thoughts on “The Voices of YA Tag

  1. OH MY GOSH OKAY LITTLE THING HERE OKAY SO I'LL STOP TALKING IN CAPS When I have some more free time, I plan on adapting To Get to You to screenplay like for a movie and goodness I am dying to get to that project (pun intended xD) It's just for fun tho (but Joanne gave an ok for me to do it for fun.) BUT A MOVIE. BUT *SCREECHES* I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THAT BOOK AND IF THERE WERE A MOVIE IT WOULD HAVE SWITCHFOOT MUSIC AND GAH. I'm fangirling. Ok. I will let you know when I start on that. Now to be serious– I actually did this already? haha. And no need to apologize….. I didn't call it the voices of YA when I posted it so it was incognito. It's right here if you are curious


  2. I need to read the Lost Girl of Astor Street! And I don't know if you're into Ilyon Chronicles, but Exiles (book 4) comes out in July!!!!omw I love that quote! I'm not really into contemporary novels, but I'll definitely have to look at that one!<3audrey caylin


  3. OH MY GOSH NO WAY YOU ARE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR TO GET TO YOU YES PLEASE KEEP ME UPDATED THAT IS SO COOL AAAHHH!!!!!!!! *hides face in embarrassment* Whoops, sorry 'bout that. Haha, note to self, double check whoever's blog you tag before tagging them….


  4. You MUST read The Lost Girl of Astor Street! Ohhh, I read the first two books a while ago but I need to get to the last two. YES YOU NEED TO REEAD TO GET TO YOU!!!! And then tell me so we can fangirl forever. =)


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