Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Road Trip Wednesday

Time for Road Trip Wednesday!!

Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and we answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This week's topic:

If you went to school with your characters, would you be friends?

In Emerald's Keeper fourteen year old Mandy is a freshman in high school. Honestly, she's the kind of friend I wish I'd found when I was fourteen.

Believe it or not I was a painfully shy teenager. I didn't start opening up until I was maybe a Junior, but more-so as a Senior in high school. So if I could have mustered up the courage to even approach Mandy -- yeah, I'd have been her friend.

My newest WIP is about a sixteen year old girl named Kate. Now Kate is the type of girl I'd have wished I was friends with. She speaks her mind and isn't afraid to tell someone off. She's fun and spunky...everything I wanted to be as a teen but didn't have the guts to pull off. So I'd have pretty much worshiped her from afar.

What about you guys? Would you have been friends with your characters in high school?


Pam Harris said...

Cute post. I was painfully shy in high school, too--but I didn't learn how to break out of my shell until graduate school. Pathetic, right?

Holly Dodson said...

No, not pathetic at all. I was far from out of my shell even as a Senior. I actually forced myself to move away for college so that I would be out of my comfort zone. That's really when I did the most "growing".

Alicia Gregoire said...

Heh. I didn't talk to many people in high school and when I did I was pretty snotty. I broke through most of that in college, but occasionally do revert.

Sarah Enni said...

I am totally in this boat. In early high school I was just so nervous. I could barely carry on normal conversations with people I'd known for years. Product of moving into a new school at age 12 - most awkward age ever!!