Newsletter #32 — She’s on First
March 16, 2022
Newsletter #32 — She's on First
She's on First — Over the last year I've found myself thinking a lot about She's on First while marketing The F Words. This could be because one was my first novel, and the other is my first YA novel. But I think it's more likely that I'm thinking about She's on First because both it and The F Words are coming-of-age novels.
A coming-of-age novel is defined as a book in which the protagonist journeys from being a child to being an adult. (Such a novel is also called a bildungsroman, which in German means "novel of formation.") The journey can be long or short: years or days. The child need not be a child. He or she could be a teen or even older. And becoming an adult shouldn't be taken literally. It can mean becoming adult-like: behaving responsibly, achieving emotional and mental maturity.
I was, in fact, so preoccupied with thinking about these two novels of mine that I decided to get it out of my system by writing a blog. Here's The F Words and She's on First.
And speaking of She's on First, here's my YouTube video about it. (Part of my campaign to increase sales of my self-published books.)
Poetry Month — April is poetry month, and once again I'll be writing to various poetry sites about The F Words. When I wrote to them last year, The F Words was still six months away from publication. Now that the book has been published, I'm hoping there will be even more interest.
Dialogue — Here's my blog, The F Words: Dialogue.