So, SYNTHESIS and I are alllllmost to the end of this Revision Rodeo. Well, I say “almost.” What I really mean is, I can see the light. Sort of. It’s like looking through a keyhole, but hey, I can see it.
My next project, RIVEN, is a dystopian YA novel. I haven’t worked on it at all except to do some preliminary outlining; I’m still in the brainstorming phase. And the other day as I was running (okay, ambling) around the track at our gym, I started thinking about how I’ve never tried to write a dystopian novel. And then I started thinking about how badly a dystopian novel could backfire on me if I didn’t do it well enough.
And then I thought: I wonder if people still like dystopian, or if it’s been done to death and everyone is sick of it?
Not that I’m writing to please everyone else, mind you. But I am curious. What are your feelings on the various YA sub-genres? Why don’t you take the poll below and tell me? You can pick TWO of them (because one is basically impossible, if you’re anything like me).
(Keep in mind that genres are slippery little creatures and books often fall into more than one genre. I’ve given you some examples, but please don’t judge me on which books I classified as what.)[poll id=”2″]
Thanks for voting! And as always, if you have more to say on the subject, I’d love to read your comments.