I my last post, I mentioned that one of my goals before the end of this year is to start writing a different book (preferably while I'm querying, if possible) and I'm at a crossroads as to what I should write.
You see, although when I'm actually writing the book I'm a fly by the seat of my pants kind of writer, I plan characters way in advance. I generally spend months and months just considering characters and all the small things about them before I ever put them on paper.
In other words, planning time starts now. I have an idea for a contemporary novel with a male character POV and a science fiction* with a female character POV. Decisions, decisions! I've been pretty sucky with contemporary YA in the past and I've never tried scifi, let alone read much, so it will be a difficult decision to say the least.
Am I the only one the writes in multiple genres across YA? I like being able to do a little bit of everything.
Also... any good scifi recommendations? Particularly of the YA persuasion? I read Across the Universe earlier this year and loved it.
* I admit I'm leaning towards scifi right now for reasons such as this one: