distraction no.99

Nova Ren Suma | On Writing & Writing Distractions

Not an Author Newsletter… something else.

NaNo:: In Fact…

…I’m afraid it might not be YA at all. Which does make it harder.

The latest advice from my patient other half—after the movie, while walking through Washington Square Park at night through the crowd of revelers listening to the Beatles cover, passing them dancing, passing the fountain, passing the rat, which runs across the path, making me cringe, then out, out of the park, then home—was to just write what I want to write. We can define it later.


5 responses to “NaNo:: In Fact…”

  1. Nova, I am in the exact same position. I’m writing something that has been in a folder called “The YA Novel” for a year now (I started it during last year’s Nano) and now that I am revising it, I realize, too, it may not be YA at all.

    And yes, I just have to finish the damn thing, and we shall define it later. Sigh.

  2. Susan: Oh, good, so I’m not the only one. I think the boundaries between YA and not-YA are really getting blurred more and more. It’s exciting, but also confusing to me…

    Adam: I really, really liked it! My favorite moment is when the train gets lost, I don’t know why that cracks me up so much. Good movie. Oh, and I cracked up every time the writer character insisted that the characters in his stories are FICTIONAL. Um, yeah, I’ve said that more than once. And still no one in my family believes me.

  3. Sounds like you all made a far better movie choice than we did last night. We saw 30 Days of Night…and I am re-appropriating the title for my NaNo experience into: 30 days of Crud.

  4. I saw Darjeeling last night too. I really, really liked it. It had a lot heart, I think.

    Nova – I’d love to talk about this YA/non YA thing via email anytime you want. I go back and forth. I’m just writing it at this point.

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