What was I thinking when I decided to write a Young Adult audience novel? By definition, a YA novel requires a teenage protagonist. This would suggest that I had some small idea about how teenagers act. Somehow all of the junior high and high school drama, angst and distractions have been blocked from my mind. I'm having a hard time making my main character believable.
She's nice, she likes school and drawing, enjoys hanging out with her friends and going shopping. She isn't overly angsty and she doesn't fight with her parents every second of every day.
Don't worry, she finds herself hopelessly addicted to a new drug (sort of) in the first chapter of the book. So now she's not boring. Poor girl. Maybe I should go find some teenagers to talk to. Wait, no, never mind. I'd rather get kicked in the ribs at Kempo class. (Joking, I'm joking.)