I'm Too Impressionable

I just finished reading Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel. I bought it last week at the Rochester Teen Book Festival. It had a similar plot line to the YA I'm currently working on, so I wanted to check it out. It was a great book, well-written and kept me interested. I read it in about three days and I noticed on the third day I was feeling depressed.

I get this way sometimes if I watch a depressing tv show on dvd, or read a dark book and get sucked into the character's world. One time I watched about six episodes of Six Feet Under and I was SO depressed. I finally figured out it was from the show and had to stop watching it. If I just watch one episode at a time, I'm OK.

Anyway, I started to get worried about being depressed from Saving Zoe since it was similar to my story. I was afraid if I started delving into my three characters and their problems, I'd start to get depressed and not finish it.

After talking it over with my husband (who is awesome to bounce ideas off of), I decided to keep writing but maybe make mine a little more lighthearted than I originally intended. Like a funny tragedy.

Will that work?

I also have an idea for a funny middle grade book in my head. I've been jotting down ideas and dialogue, and I'm thinking if I work on both I'll keep my sanity.

Are you impressionable?
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I'm Too Impressionable

I just finished reading Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel. I bought it last week at the Rochester Teen Book Festival. It had a similar plot line to the YA I'm currently working on, so I wanted to check it out. It was a great book, well-written and kept me interested. I read it in about three days and I noticed on the third day I was feeling depressed.

I get this way sometimes if I watch a depressing tv show on dvd, or read a dark book and get sucked into the character's world. One time I watched about six episodes of Six Feet Under and I was SO depressed. I finally figured out it was from the show and had to stop watching it. If I just watch one episode at a time, I'm OK.

Anyway, I started to get worried about being depressed from Saving Zoe since it was similar to my story. I was afraid if I started delving into my three characters and their problems, I'd start to get depressed and not finish it.

After talking it over with my husband (who is awesome to bounce ideas off of), I decided to keep writing but maybe make mine a little more lighthearted than I originally intended. Like a funny tragedy.

Will that work?

I also have an idea for a funny middle grade book in my head. I've been jotting down ideas and dialogue, and I'm thinking if I work on both I'll keep my sanity.

Are you impressionable?
Post a Comment