I have to add those quotations, and even as I write this I'm laughing inwardly at myself and the stigma I attach to that word.
When I think of "adult" writing, for some reason I always picture the Tom Clancy section at the bookstore or the Nora Roberts selections at airports. I think to myself, I could never write like that! The really funny thing is I've never read either of those authors, but somehow I'm certain they define the "adult" writing I'm thinking of.
I'm being silly, of course.
Maybe I've answered my own question about my writing, or maybe I've created many more questions instead. Am I the only one who thinks this way? Does anyone else enjoy Madeleine L'Engle's Time quartet more with each passing year? Who else besides me keeps books beloved at age eleven and explores them almost twenty years later, relishing their simple themes and subtle depth?
Maybe there should be a new genre--Young Adult Meant for Adults!
We'll work on the name. In the meantime, I guess there's no reason my writing can't be a little of both.
If you're an avid reader visiting this blog, post your favorite Young Adult books below!