Just when you think you have a decent starting point for a rather brainless, easy-to-write romantic YA sci-fi novel…
“Oh, hey, look, this is a great opportunity for commentary on the pros and cons of genetics and the value of human life!”
While I’d looove to write something like that, I don’t think YA is the way to go about this kind of subject, and at this point, I’m looking at my chances to sell this thing. I have to eat, simple as that, and the brutal reality around here is that YA romance stuff has the highest chance of getting accepted.
Then again, a lot of YA books are bought by actual adults, so maybe there’s a chance, if there’s enough romantic fluff to make up for it (I hate writing it, but let’s face it, YA romances tend to be horrible anyway, so no worries there). Also, I can sneak in Star Wars in-jokes that probably only I understand. Wee pop culture references! :D
Why can’t anything ever be easy? T_T