Saturday, September 10, 2011

Is my novel really Middle grade or YA?

Two weeks ago I submitted a few chapters of my children's novel to my online critique circle. Initially, my novel was meant to target the middle grade group, but some of the comments I received believed that it would be more suited for young adults.
I did a bit of research on the differences between the two and got some pretty useful information. I read my novel again and realized it was just too mature for the middle grade group. I've finally accepted that I was targeting the wrong group. Right now I'm writing on, with young adults in mind and I must say, it's great to know exactly where my novel fits.
Looks like I won't be needing those illustrations after all. I do look forward to the cover design, though.

For those of you who are confused by the two genres (like I was), here are some links that might be useful:


  1. Welcome to the club, G! :) Oh, and I found a link that should inspire you!

    It's a list of authors giving their tips on how to self publish on smashwords. 33 of them! Man, if I didn't have books to edit and homework up to my ears, I would sit down and read every single one of them! Anyway, enjoy! I'm off to church! :)

  2. I always find useful things on your blog! Thank you so much.

  3. Thanks for the useful links. Nice blog too.

  4. Sweet, My mother is writing a kids book I'll tell her. Please join me back.

  5. @Larissa, Thanks so much my dear. The link is so very helpful.

    @bel, that's so lovely to hear. Thanks for visiting.

    @Myne, Thanks you for visiting and you're welcome.

    @Fresh Garden, Thanks a lot.

    @Enigma, That's so lovely. I just followed you back. Thanks for visiting.