I’m venturing into another genre that is new to me. I’ve been thinking about doing this for quite a while. Now I’ve decided to bite the bullet! What am I talking about?
What is New Adult? Emerging Adults. It’s after Young Adult. It’s before Adulthood. And marked by identity exploration, instability, self-focus, and possibilities. Oh, the possibilities, with a stunning breadth of opportunities to explore! I’m really excited. And, of course for me, I’m going to write these novels in a fantasy setting.
Although my books aren’t going to be about students in college in a modern day setting, they are going to be about emerging adults between around 18 to 28. My heroine is going to have to discover who she is, what she believes in, what is her life goal–eventually. She is going to still have to answer important questions about her work, about relationships and explore her sexuality. I don’t know how much sex I’m going to put in my books, but I don’t think it will be as heavy as Fifty Shades of Grey! I’m thinking more on the lines of Sarah J. Maas’s Court of Thorns and Roses series, which are New Adult books. And her books are more about her heroine’s feelings, and just a page or two about the sex. But I will have a reoccurring heroine in my first three books, where she has big character growth throughout.
One thing I’ve noticed is that most of the New Adult book series that I’m familiar with are named after the first book. I wasn’t going to do that … but maybe I should?