Happy Teen Read Week!
I'll begin with a paragraph about myself, a paragraph about the blog, and then we'll get to the post about YA books.
My name is Katelyn Marie Shear, and I turned 14 years old last week. I'm the eldest of 7 children. I'm a Christian writer, and I write Christian, Historical, Romance, YA, Fantasy, Dystopian, etc. I'm currently focusing on my first novel "Endangered", which is halfway to the word count goal. I love reading and writing more than anything else.
I suppose that's enough about me.
This blog is for writers and readers, and I share all about my writing experiences. The normal posts are about my writing progress and adventures, with an occasional personal achievement and/or story. I try to stay away from the debatable topics on my blog, but will address my beliefs should they be attacked. Hopefully, in the near future, the blog name will be changed from "Teen Writer" to "Teen Author".
It's tough, isn't it? I mean, look at us. We have it harder than ever. Everyone wants to be popular, and the only way they can do that is to do something big. And most of the time, it isn't a good thing.
To "get in" with the "cool" crowd, you have to do what they do. They'll probably convince you to smoke, drink, do drugs, sneak out, etc. Eventually, the things you do to "be popular" will get bigger and bigger. At first, it might seem small and harmless. "Oh, they're not really all that bad." "It's only one time." "It's not like I'll get addicted to *insert addictive thing here*."
But, before you know it, you're no better than a regular criminal. The "popular crowd" has gotten you into things that you promised you would never get into. And for what? To be called popular? To be able to talk to a few kids who are really no better than anyone else?
Of course, this is a stereotype. I'm not saying all popular crowds/people are bad. No! Not at all. But, there are the bad crowds. And, in this time we're living in, it's hard not to get drawn in.
Just look out, be smart, and stay careful. Never be tempted by the small things they have to offer you. Stick with your dream, and keep smart.
Sorry for the short post. I didn't have a lot of time to write this. *le sigh* Tomorrow will be my last day posting for the blog tour! Hope you enjoyed! I know I did.
Galatians 6:9 KJV