Relax. Contest first, then comes the thinking. ;)
Check out this contest on YA Highway. They've got an awesome interview with new author Janice Hardy, and they're giving away an ARC of her soon to be released first novel, THE SHIFTER.
Before we get to the much anticipated question, just wanted to let you all know that I will be unplugging next week. So my blog will be post free. I shall return Monday, September 28th.
Now for the good stuff. :)
I was thinking yesterday, (If I have to think, then so do you. My blog. My rules.) and I started wondering why I write what I write. I've tried to write about normal people, but, somehow, it always evolves into the MC having superpowers or some special ability. This is what I've challenged myself with for my next novel--writing about a normal kid--but I'm afraid those sneaky superhuman abilities are going to creep in there somewhere. Even if the MC doesn't have any.
Maybe it's just that I want to have superpowers myself. Like the ability to snap my fingers and my house would be clean. That would be the best power ever. And I would totally abuse it.
So, I actually have a few questions. First, what do you write? Why do you write what you write? And is there some aspect you feel compelled to include in all your stories, or do you like to mix things up?