Wowee! Did I strike a chord with yesterday's post! Your responses, and lack thereof, resounded "suckage."
I was at a Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrator's (SCBWI) conference a while back, when the speaker asked, "Who hated high school?"
Picture a GIANT room, filled with about 1,000 writers and Illustrators. About 75% of them waved their hands in the air.
And I sat there thinking, "Huh? If you hated high school that much, why would you want to write about it?"
Maybe for a second chance? Maybe to rewrite what really happened? To undergo self therapy? Who knows. But the point is, even though they hated it, they were going to face it.
And you, you flock of YA writers (and normal people too) who were too scared to answer yesterday's post, I dare you to name one thing you loved about high school.
Dig down deep. You don't need to get all philosophical and explain how it affected you. (Perhaps I bit off more suckage than we could chew with my first question.) Just name one thing you loved. Because whoever you are, you know it's there somewhere.
You can't convince me that those 750 SCBWI members had 100% horror 100% of the whole time. Just like you can't convince me that your entire teenage experience was 100% suckage.
I'll go first.
I loved playing Questions in Margie's room by candlelight and then sneaking out her window to meet boys.
What about you?
4 years ago