I noticed I have some new readers this week. Welcome and thanks for looking!
In the weeks before the ABNA finalist announcement, I've been keeping busy outlining my fourth book. You know, naming characters, figuring out what they're going to look like, creating character traits/personalities/flaws/etc, jotting down themes and plot ideas, etc, etc. This will be yet another contemporary YA but with more of an edge. People like edge. Teens like edge. Publishers and agents like edge. So I'll give it edge. Less Sarah Dessen, more Courtney Summers. Less Adele, more Metallica. Less oatmeal, more salsa. You know what I mean. Edge.
Now I just have to figure how to execute it.